Connect with MAEE

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

Save the Date: Feast Forward

The next MAEE Feast Forward event will be Sunday, July 19th at Ney Nature Center in Henderson, MN. Mark your calendar for an afternoon of family friendly fun, exploration, food and music! 

Nominate an Educator: 2015 MAEE Awards

The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education awards program exists to recognize and encourage excellence in the field of environmental education.

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 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.

Nomination deadline: July 10, 2015

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.

2015 Conference

MAEE will not be hosting a conference in 2015. We encourage everyone to attend the Midwest Environmental Education Conference in Madison, WI from October 21-24. We will be arranging carpooling from the Twin Cities for everyone interested in riding together. Learn more about the MEEC Conference here! 


Bliss in the Big City
This month's blog post reacts to the recent Washington Post article “In the future, doctors may tell you take two ‘doses of nature’ and call in the morning.” This article got MAEE Board Member Ethan Lewis thinking about living in the Twin Cities Metro and the need to be in a more serene space. Read the blog post to learn how he's trying to find the balance between the love of an active and vibrant city and the need for outdoor space. 

Every month guest bloggers share their stories, resources, and insights into the world of environmental education. Read the blog here. Do you 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.

Mapping Environmental Education in MN

What does EE look like in Minnesota? Where does it happen? Use the MAEE mapping tool to 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.

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
  • Audubon Center of the Northwoods
  • Conserve School
  • Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - SEEK
  • Ney Nature Center
  • Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Interested in becoming an organizational member of MAEE?Check out our membership page for more details.

Support MAEE today! Your donation will help us continue to:
  • 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 environmental education.
MAEE is a state affiliate of NAAEE

No Child Left Inside Coalition

MAEE is 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!

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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