Association for Environmental & Outdoor education
AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.
mission & values
OUR MISSION AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.
OUR VISION We envision a world where every young person lives in a healthy community with access to meaningful learning experiences outdoors.
GROWTH: AEOE embodies a culture of dynamic learning, striving to be our best with a willingness to adapt and change as needed, and address new challenges and opportunities to best serve our community of providers and practitioners across the state. As a leader in professional development, we promote innovative and research-backed best practices for our field.
APPRECIATION: We recognize and acknowledge the value in all living beings, perspectives, and the natural world. We foster an environment where gratitude is practiced regularly and members of our community are acknowledged for their contributions of time, resources, and knowledge.
INCLUSIVITY: We strive to build community and a sense of belonging within our organization, our membership, and in the field of environmental education by celebrating, honoring, and amplifying diverse perspectives, voices, values, and needs, especially from those who experience systemic barriers or disadvantages based on their identities. (For more about our commitment to this work, click here)
ACCOUNTABILITY: We strive to conduct our business transparently and with integrity, demonstrating responsibility through our actions. We are accountable to ourselves, each other, the practitioners and providers in our state, and the larger field of environmental and outdoor education.
To see how we embody our values and work towards accomplishing our mission, see the following:
Access our most recent annual report here