Welcome to the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education – AEOE! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving outdoor and environmental educators in California, USA. Our mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education throughout the state. 


AEOE Proposes eeGuidance for Reopening Schools

AEOE is working to promote environmental education and outdoor learning as integral to reopening schools in California. The newly launched eeGuidance for Reopening Schools was developed by state EE organizations and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The guidelines provide practical strategies for schools to use outdoor learning and environmental education as a tool to safely reopen schools this fall. The eeGuidelines for California can be accessed here
If you missed it, this snapshot of the impacts of COVID-19 on our field helps to demonstrate how great the impact will be in California. We need your help to support the EE and outdoor ed providers in our state while ensuring that young people have access to meaningful learning outdoors. 


COVID-19 Community Conversations

NOTE: Friday Community Program Leader Calls on Pause
Recognizing the need we all have to unplug and step away from our screens, we will be pausing our Friday program leader calls for the month of July. We have greatly appreciated being able to share program adjustments to COVID-19, strategize efforts to re-open, and connect with other program leaders across the state. The past few months have been extremely difficult and being able to hold each other up and learn from each other has been immensely valuable. Thanks to those of you who have committed your time and shared your expertise. 

See this doc for notes and shared resources