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HISTORY

Since MAEOE was officially incorporated July 1, 1987, the organization has strived to lead professionals from both environmental and outdoor education to a network which encompasses a vision for both.  Perhaps MAEOE’s greatest strength is its statewide membership of formal and non-formal educators who strive to support programs, materials and individuals that promote environmental literacy.

1955

The Michigan Outdoor Education Association was established

1968

The Michigan Environmental Education

Association was established

1987

Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education
  • The Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) was established through the merger of the Michigan Environmental Education Association and the Michigan Outdoor Education Association

  • Began hosting an annual professional development conference

1994

Instrumental in 1994 Environmental Education Act that established a state environmental education coordinator position within the DEQ

2003

Researched and published Caring About the Future, a guide which demonstrates how to address Michigan curriculum benchmarks using environmental education-themed activities

2006

Partnered with the DEQ in the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Project.

2008

Partnered with Project WILD to provide professional development in Michigan

MAEOE is proud to sponsor

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Career Pathways
Department of Natural Resources 2020 Nature Summit
Department of Natural Resources Salmon in the Classroom SUMMIT
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2016

Launched the Environmental Educator Certification (EEC) program.