Association for Environmental & Outdoor education
Our mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California
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.
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
If you are interested in joining our conference planning team, please contact AEOE's Conference Committee Chair Angela Kemsley at email@example.com.
For information about becoming a conference sponsor, the opportunities are presented here. Please contact AEOE's Executive Director Estrella Risinger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting this fabulous event!