Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
MAEOE Sponsored EE & Urban Workshops in Detroit 2013-2014 School Year
MAEOE has a long-term commitment to providing environmental education professional development for urban teachers in Michigan. MAEOE began the urban environmental education initiative in 2009. MAEOE writes grants to fund teacher workshops, classroom supplies and field trip stipends for urban students to explore and enjoy the natural world. MAEOE regularly partners with the Detroit Public Schools Math & Science Center (Alycia Meriweather, Director) to fund activity guides and/or workshop presenters for the EE workshops in Detroit.
MAEOE is also a partner in the “Developing Middle/High School Students to Become Urban Forest Stewards” program that is funded by the USDA Forest Service and supports 20 teachers per year for 3 years, providing teacher workshops, classroom EE curricula & supplies, field trips, stewardship projects, community work days, community/family open house events on Belle Isle to showcase students’ stewardship work.
MAEOE has committed to holding their annual conference in an urban setting every other year.