Background & History of MAEOE   

Since its rather modest grassroots origins in 1985, the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) has grown to be an appreciable leader and professional authority on environmental, outdoor, and natural resources education and program development. Moreover, MAEOE has become a trusted partner with many groups, schools, and centers who share the organization’s goals for promoting sustainability and environmental health.

MAEOE board members and volunteers have played a significant role in the development of educational materials and programs across the state, including a State Environmental Education Directory (1989), and have, throughout the organization’s history, forged important and cooperative relationships with numerous other state, regional, and national organizations, including the Maryland Writing Project, the Outdoor Education Association, the Maryland Conservation Council, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Elementary Science Integration Project, the Maryland Geographic Alliance, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the NAAEE Affiliates Workshop, the National Environmental Education Advancement Project, the D.C. Environmental Education Consortium, among many others.

If MAEOE’s goals and programs are of personal or professional interest to you or your colleagues, please consider joining us.