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COMMITTEES

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

CLIMATE EDUCATION

Chair: Bridget Booth
boothb@maeoe.com

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.

CONFERENCE

Chair: MAEOE Core Conference Committee
conference@maeoe.com

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.

EDUCATION

Chair: Samantha Lichtenwald 
lichtenwalds@maeoe.com 

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL
EDUCATOR
CERTIFICATION

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
eec@maeoe.com

FINANCE

Chair: Meag Schwartz
treasurer@maeoe.com

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.

JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSTIY, INCLUSION, & ACCESSBILITY

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
jedia@maeoe.com

MARKETING &
COMMUNICATIONS

Co-chair: Jennifer DuBey
Co-chair: Kelli Laube
marketing@maeoe.com

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.

MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Tori Reibel
membership@maeoe.com

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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