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two people in a red and blue coat hiking in the snow


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.


The Michigan Outdoor Education Association was established


The Michigan Environmental Education
Association was established


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


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


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


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


Partnered with Project WILD to provide professional development in Michigan


Launched the Environmental Educator Certification (EEC) program.

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