Association for Environmental & Outdoor education
AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.
The Statewide Conference for Environmental and Outdoor Education offers opportunities for networking, professional development, and connection. Held in the spring, they run Friday through Sunday 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. Rotating through sites in northern and southern California, the annual statewide conference draws ~300 participants for a weekend of learning and fun.
|2023||YMCA Camp Jones Gulch||Educating for Change|
|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.
Thanks to our sites, partners, and everyone who joined us for the 2023 Fall Regional Meet-ups!