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* For more information about joining a committee or committee happenings contact the committee chair listed below.


Chair: Bridget Booth

The Climate Education Committee works in collaboration with the Michigan Climate Action Network to advance and advocate for climate change education throughout the state through the curation and delivery of resources and development of training opportunities for educators.


Chair: MAEOE Core Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for determining and solidifying the conference location and details.  The committee develops the conference budget, oversees publicity, solicits and selects presenters, and directs the planning and implementation of the conference.


Chair: Samantha Lichtenwald 

The Education Committee is dedicated to fostering environmental literacy and promoting environmental stewardship through education.


We strive to bridge the gap between formal and non-formal educators, research scientists and aspiring naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts and environmentalists to cultivate a cohesive network of individuals committed to environmental and outdoor education (EOE).


We support EOE educators with curriculum resources, professional development opportunities, collaboration, partnership, and networking.


EEC Committee members are certified environmental educators who work together to mentor and evaluate EEC program participants; and to help present, promote, and update program initiatives.

Coordinator: Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck


Chair: Meag Schwartz

The Finance Committee provides assistance to the Treasurer with MAEOE’s finances and fundraising. Oversees the role of the bookkeeper, reviews quarterly and year-end financial reports, explores revenues generating events/ideas, and monitors the financial health of the organization.


The Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee ensures that barriers to EOE opportunities, such as professional development, educational resources, conference offerings, MAEOE meetups, etc., are addressed to provide an equitable environment for all. 

Chair: D'Nae Hearn
Co-chair: Aja Edwards


Co-chair: Jennifer DuBey
Co-chair: Kelli Laube

The Marketing and Communications Committee communicates with the MAEOE membership and other youth educators effectively through MAEOE website, MAEOEgram, MAEOE listserv, and MAEOE social media accounts. The committee supports the sharing of resources, experiences, ideas, contacts and learning opportunities with professionals, peers and friends to enhance MAEOE’s efforts to promote quality environmental and outdoor education for Michigan’s youth.


Chair: Tori Reibel

The Membership Committee monitors MAEOE's membership in terms of growth and demographics. Seek initiatives to improve membership growth and diversity. Solicit member input on organization's direction and provide valuable benefits to all members. 

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