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Please contact the listed committee chair for more information about the committee or to join. 




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: MAEOE Core Conference Committee,


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.

Chair: Becky Durling,

Communications & Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Committee communicates with the MAEOE membership and other youth educators effectively through MAEOE website, MAEOEgram, MAEOE listserv, and MAEOE Facebook page. 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: Amanda Gort,


The finance committee provides assistance to the Treasurer with MAEOE's finances and fundraising.  

 Chair: MAEOE Treasurer,


The membership committee works to maximize both the number of members and the quality and amount of benefits they receive as members.  

Chair: Bill Hodges,

Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee aims to increase diversity in membership and increase diversity in groups and communities that MAEOE serves and works with.

Chair: Tara White,