Association for Environmental & Outdoor education


Our mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California

Annual Spring statewide conference 2022

MAY 13 – 15, 2022 | SCICON, Springville, CA (Tulare County)

Theme: CommunitEE


Join us for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun. The conference is held Friday evening through Sunday lunch and includes 60+ workshops, keynote speakers, an awards ceremony, evening entertainment, and more. Lodging and meals are offered onsite and both camping and cabin dorm accommodations are available.


Workshop Strands:

Expanding Your Toolkit Lessons, activities, and teaching techniques to engage students in environmental literacy in the field and in the classroom. 

Examples: Nature Hike 101, using drama to teach geology, alignment with NGSS, developmentally appropriate practices for teaching complex issues, trauma-informed practices

Leadership  Opportunities and techniques to develop leadership skills amongst staff, peers, or students.

Examples: Staff culture, hiring practices, advocacy, student group dynamics, social and emotional learning, mentorship programs

IDEAL (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Liberation) – How to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within all levels of the field.

Examples: Unconscious bias, climate justice, ELL, cultural appropriation, highlighting Indigenous voices, how to train your staff to work with diverse abilities, organizational policies

Empowering Action – Extending knowledge, attitude, and behaviors to promote civic engagement.

Examples- Students as change makers, upcycling, fostering a culture of volunteerism, community science projects

*Equity and inclusion are expected to be incorporated into every workshop


The call for workshop presenters is now open! Click here to apply to be a workshop presenter. Registration will open soon


If you are interested in joining our conference planning team, please contact AEOE's Conference Committee Chair Angela Kemsley at angie@aeoe.org. 


Thank you to our 2022 statewide conference sponsors!

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For information about becoming a conference sponsorthe opportunities are presented here. Please contact AEOE's Executive Director Estrella Risinger at director@aeoe.org if you are interested in supporting this fabulous event! 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & OUTDOOR EDUCATION

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