* For more information about joining a committee or committee happenings contact the committee chair listed below.
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.
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: Misty Klotz
The Education Committee informs members of outdoor and environmental education opportunities, activities, and resources; manages and promotes the Environmental Educator Certification (EEC); solicits, reviews and evaluates two grant cycles per year; and oversees The Project WILD partnership.
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.
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.
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.