Association for Environmental & Outdoor education


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

AEOE Programs & events

AEOE offers a range of opportunities for members of our community to connect, network, increase their skills, and grow professionally. Learn more or register for an upcoming event below. 

CONFERENCES

AEOE hosts three conferences each year, two fall regional conferences in northern and southern California, and the spring statewide. AEOE's conferences offer opportunities for networking, professional development, and connection. 

CONFERENCES

AWARDS

AEOE recognizes and celebrates the achievement of individuals and organizations across the state who work to advance the impact of environmental and outdoor education through our annual awards. 

AWARDS

CERTIFICATION

Want to increase your knowledge and skills, expand your professional network, enhance your resume, and make important connections across the state? Get certified through the Environmental Educator Certification Program (EECP)!

CERTIFICATION

WORKSHOPS

AEOE offers online workshops on a range of topics, from sustainable teaching tips to early childhood education, social & emotional learning to outdoor instruction. See what's available in the calendar below. 


Programs & Events calendar

    • November 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • November 14, 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
    Register

    Join your colleagues from across the state for an overnight retreat on the beautiful site of Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria. Professional development, lodging*, and three meals included. In addition to a structured PD session for program leaders, there will be ample opportunities for networking and discussions around topics of your choice. 

    Professional development: Envisioning and Creating Inclusive Teams and Advancing Equity within your Organization

    Join AEOE in this interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to envision and create relevant and actionable steps to move their organizational practices and culture to be more equitable, inclusive, and diverse. Participants will reflect on their organization's EI&D journey, identify areas of challenge, learn effective strategies to move past the challenges, and create actionable steps to advance their team and organization in this journey. Blanca Hernández, lead author of Building Towards an Inclusive Organizational Culture: Insights and Lessons Learned from YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a brief published by the Lawrence Hall of Science in 2020, will share her expertise on this topic and guide participants through this session.

    Blanca Hernández (she/her/hers), Director of Programs & Partnerships at YES Nature to Neighborhoods, uses a strengths-based, healing-centered engagement approach to develop culturally responsive, nature-based programs that cultivate the leadership of BIPOC youth and adults. Blanca has a B.A. from the University of San Diego and is a graduate of CompassPoint’s Next Generation Leaders of Color. She has been a panelist and presenter at various convenings including the PGM ONE, the Children & Nature Network, the North American Association of Environmental Education (NAAEE), and with outdoor and EE partners on the importance of creating equitable and inclusive outdoor programs and organizational practices. She serves on Healthy Richmond’s and ChangeScale’s Steering Committees, and on the board of directors of the Association of Environmental & Outdoor Educators (AEOE) and TOGETHER Bay Area. Her self-care practices include painting, writing, and jogging with her dog, Bo.

    Note that proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative test is required to attend. 

    *Lodging includes shared cabins with bunk beds and their own bathroom. You will need to bring your own linens and toiletries. Please reach out to aeoe@aeoe.org if you prefer to secure your own lodging and meals. 

    • November 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Environmental Nature Center
    Register

    Join environmental and outdoor education practitioners and program leaders from across your region for an *in-person* afternoon of conversation, fun, and networking. Then, join us on Zoom for a statewide program, including a celebration of our Environmental Educator of the Year award winners!

    Agenda

    2-5 PM: In-person component, including ice-breakers, conversations, networking, and exploration of a local site

    5-6 PM: Statewide program over Zoom, including a celebration of the Environmental Educators of the Year

    Note: You do not need to register separately for the Zoom session if you will be attending a regional meet-up. 

    Location details:

    Environmental Nature Center

    1601 E 16th St

    Newport Beach, CA 92663


    **Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from within 72 hours are required, along with a government issued ID. Masks will be required for any indoor elements (restrooms, if moving indoors in case of rain, etc.). Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for doing your part to keep our community safe. 

    • November 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Park Day School, Oakland
    Register

    Join environmental and outdoor education practitioners and program leaders from across your region for an *in-person* afternoon of conversation, fun, and networking. Then, join us on Zoom for a statewide program, including a celebration of our Environmental Educator of the Year award winners!

    Agenda

    2-5 PM: In-person component, including ice-breakers, conversations, networking, and exploration of a local site

    5-6 PM: Statewide program over Zoom, including a celebration of the Environmental Educators of the Year

    Note: You do not need to register separately for the Zoom session if you will be attending a regional meet-up. 

    Location details: 

    Park Day School

    360 42nd St

    Oakland, CA 94609


    **Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from within 72 hours are required, along with a government issued ID. Masks will be required for any indoor elements (restrooms, if moving indoors in case of rain, etc.). Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for doing your part to keep our community safe. 

    • November 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Cuyamaca Outdoor School
    Register

    Join environmental and outdoor education practitioners and program leaders from across your region for an *in-person* afternoon of conversation, fun, and networking. Then, join us on Zoom for a statewide program, including a celebration of our Environmental Educator of the Year award winners!

    Agenda

    2-5 PM: In-person component, including ice-breakers, conversations, networking, and exploration of a local site

    5-6 PM: Statewide program over Zoom, including a celebration of the Environmental Educators of the Year

    Note: You do not need to register separately for the Zoom session if you will be attending a regional meet-up. 

    Location details: 

    Cuyamaca Outdoor School

    12561 CA-79

    Descanso, CA 91916



    **Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from within 72 hours are required, along with a government issued ID. Masks will be required for any indoor elements (restrooms, if moving indoors in case of rain, etc.). Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for doing your part to keep our community safe. 

    • November 21, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lake Francis Resort
    Register

    Join environmental and outdoor education practitioners and program leaders from across your region for an *in-person* afternoon of conversation, fun, and networking. Then, join us on Zoom for a statewide program, including a celebration of our Environmental Educator of the Year award winners!

    Agenda

    2-5 PM: In-person component, including ice-breakers, conversations, networking, and exploration of a local site

    5-6 PM: Statewide program over Zoom, including a celebration of the Environmental Educators of the Year

    Note: You do not need to register separately for the Zoom session if you will be attending a regional meet-up. 

    Location details:

    Lake Francis Resort

    13919 Lake Frances Rd

    Dobbins, CA 95935


    Registrants for this location can also receive 20% off lodging at Lake Francis Resort if you would like to extend your stay. Details are in the registration confirmation. 


    **Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results from within 72 hours are required, along with a government issued ID. Masks will be required for any indoor elements (restrooms, if moving indoors in case of rain, etc.). Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for doing your part to keep our community safe. 

    • November 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Join us on Zoom for an evening statewide program with environmental and outdoor educators across California. The program includes a celebration of the Environmental Educators of the Year award winners. 

    Note: This registration includes the online Zoom session only. This event is offered in conjunction with the regional meet-ups. You must register for that separately (and there is no need to register for the Zoom only session if you will be attending in person).


    • May 13, 2022
    • May 15, 2022
    • SCICON

    The Statewide Spring conference is our signature event, bringing together several hundred environmental and outdoor professionals for a weekend of learning, community-building, and fun. The event features 60+ workshops, evening entertainment, an awards ceremony, keynote speakers, and more. 

    The request for conference workshop proposals will go out in early 2022. Registration will open in early spring. 


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