Association for Environmental & Outdoor education

Organization of the year 

AEOE, in partnership with Ten Strands and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 Environmental Education Organization of the Year Award. This award, given annually, will recognize an outstanding organization that is advancing the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California in a meaningful way. These organizations may offer innovative programs, follow research-based best practices, and/or promote equitable access to environmental learning. Please help us celebrate the organizations working to advance our field by sharing this opportunity and submitting a nomination below.

Any person can nominate an organization for this award and nominees do not need to be AEOE Organizational Members. Nominations are kept on file for one year for future consideration. Each award winner will be chosen by the AEOE Awards Committee (including a representative from Ten Strands) and recognized at the annual Spring Statewide Conference.

Deadline to submit a nomination for consideration in 2021 is April 1st, 2021.

Click Here to Nominate an Organization of the Year!

About AEOE

The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE) is the professional association for environmental and outdoor education in California, providing 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. AEOE’s mission is to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education in California. 

About Ten Strands

Ten Strands’ mission is to strengthen partnerships and strategies that will bring environmental literacy to all of California’s K-12 students. Ten Strands supports professional development opportunities and outdoor education resources so teachers can provide students with engaging environment-based educational experiences both inside and outside the classroom.


The California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), led by Ten Strands, works statewide with guidance from a leadership council to create systems change in support of environmental literacy with a focus on access, equity, and cultural relevance for all students.


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