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 

Thank you to our 2022 statewide conference sponsors!


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


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