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Association for Environmental & Outdoor education

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

annual conferences

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!

Past Statewide Conferences

 Year  Site  Theme
 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,


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