mission & values
Our Mission To advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California.
Our Vision We envision a world where every young person lives in a healthy community with access to meaningful learning experiences outdoors.
Environmental education is “the education we need for the world we want.” We believe that everyone has the right to the physical, social, emotional, and academic benefits of learning outdoors. As the professional association for environmental and outdoor education in California, AEOE provides programs and practitioners with the tools, resources, and expertise to ensure that future generations are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to develop lifelong connections to the natural world and the commitment to sustain it.
Inclusivity Value Statement
Approved by AEOE Board 30 April 2006 (currently under review)
We intentionally embrace all stakeholders in the AEOE mission, and seek to act as allies for those whose voices are not being heard. We believe in the inherent dignity of all humans and that each person should have equal access to a safe, healthy environment and equitable education. We support and promote the ideals of multiculturalism, equity, justice and sustainability.