Association for Environmental & Outdoor education
Our mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California
AEOE typically hosts three conferences each year, two fall regional conferences in northern and southern California, and the statewide conference in the spring. AEOE's conferences offer opportunities for networking, professional development, and connection. They are typically held Friday evening through Sunday lunch and include workshops, speakers, award ceremonies, entertainment, and more. Lodging and meals are offered onsite and both camping and dorm or cabin accommodations are available.
AEOE's statewide conference is our signature event. Rotating through organizational member's sites in northern and southern California, the annual conference draws 300+ participants for a weekend of learning and fun.
In 2022, AEOE hosted fall regional meet-ups as a way for our communities across the state to come together for networking and learning. Click here for more information.
Save the date for the 2023 statewide conference: May 5-7, 2023 at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda. Registration is open now. We hope to see you in May!
|2022||SCICON Outdoor School||CommunityEE|
|2021||Virtual conference due to COVID||n/a|
|2020||Virtual (conference planned at SCICON postponed due to COVID-19)||n/a|
|2019||Westminster Woods||Teaching Outside the Box|
|2018||Camp Hess Kramer||Creating a Culture of Science|
|2017||YMCA Camp Jones Gulch||The Next Generation|
|2016||Camp Hess Kramer||Connecting the Dots|
|2015||Walker Creek Ranch||n/a|
|2014||SCICON|| The Road Less Traveled
|2013|| Sierra Outdoor School
|| A Climate of Change
|2012||Camp Hess Kramer||Little Blue Marble|
If your site would like to host an upcoming conference or volunteer to plan a future conference, please reach out to AEOE's Executive Director, Estrella Risinger, firstname.lastname@example.org.