MAEE strengthens the role of education as a solution to our environmental and societal challenges.

We serve environmental education (EE) professionals, students, K-12 educators, and their allies in Minnesota through:

  • Coordinating professional development and networking opportunities through conferences and other events
  • Acknowledging successful EE programs and professionals with EE Awards
  • Supporting legislation, partnership and programming that advances EE at the state, regional and national level
  • Empowering our members with the resources they need
Help grow the movement. Become a member of MAEE today!

Feast Forward Event Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the December 13th Feast Forward event. Please stay tuned for information about our next Feast Forward event this spring! 

November President's Update

Dear MAEE Community,
To those of you who donated to MAEE as a part of Give to the Max Day on November 13th, a heartfelt thank you goes out to you from myself and the entire board of directors. As a non-profit, we rely on charitable donations to do our work and to provide scholarships for members. There is still time in 2014 to make a donation to MAEE.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Molly Phipps


Mapping Environmental Education in Minnesota

What does EE look like in Minnesota? Where does it happen? This new tool, developed by the MAEE Board and 2014 MAEE conference attendees includes parks, schools, environmental learning centers, non profit organizations, government entities and more! Explore all of the great places engaging people in environmental education across the state! This map is a work in progress, so if you know of something that's not on the map already, please send an email to and we'll be sure to add it in.

Every month guest bloggers share their stories, resources, and insights into the world of environmental education. Read the blog here. Are you a writer? Have a story to share? Send in a short entry for the MAEE blog! Share stories from the field, highlight an organization or educator that has influenced you, or feature a resource that's been helpful. 
Contact Callie Recknagel with ideas.

Nominate an Educator for the 2015 MAEE Awards

The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education awards program exists to recognize and encourage excellence in the field of environmental education. The deadline for nominations for the 2015 MAEE awards is April 10, 2015.

Awards are given in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement in Environmental Education, Formal Environmental Educator of the Year, and Non-formal Environmental Educator of the Year. All award winners will be recognized at the MAEE awards ceremony in June 2015 and on the MAEE website. Awards include a one year paid membership to MAEE, admission to Feast Forward and a sustainable commemorative award. View past winners here.

To nominate yourself or another individual for any of the awards described, please fill out the Nomination Form. For further information, contact Angela Bianco. The MAEE Awards program is generously sponsored by the Jeffers Foundation.

Visit SEEK for EE Jobs & Events

SEEK is a database of EE jobs, resources, and events. It's also home to Minnesota's EE guiding documents, like GreenPrint and Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence: SEEK website!

MAEE Organizational Members
  • Acorn Naturalists
  • Jeffers Foundation
  • Conserve School
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • Audubon Center of the Northwoods
  • Wolf Ridge ELC
  • MN Pollution Control Agency - SEEK
  • River Bend Nature Center
Interested in becoming an organizational member of MAEE?Check out our membership page for more details.

Support MAEE to help us bring high-quality professional development opportunities to MN educators, connect educators to resources that help them improve their practice, and support our work educating the public, teachers, and policy-makers about the value of education for, about, and in the environment.
MAEE is a state affiliate of NAAEE

A member of the No Child Left Inside Coalition

Read about the exciting legislation that this coalition promotes on our NCLI page and ask your organization to join the coalition today!

A member of the MN Green Schools Coalition
MAEE is a founding member of the MN Green Schools Coalition and supports the work of transforming traditional schools into healthy, high-performing learning spaces for environmental education.

VIDEO: No Child Left Inside

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