Building a Stronger
and More Inclusive Movement

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical success factors for everyone working in the field of environmental education. This year's conference will explore ways to enrich and expand our work and workforce, along with other strategies for strengthening our field and achieving greater collective impact.

The 2015 conference locale is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.



NAAEE seeks compelling proposals that inform environmental educators about proven practices, push the leading edge of the profession, and motivate the pursuit of excellence.

In an effort to broaden the base for environmental education, we strive to dedicate at least 15 percent of our concurrent sessions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in EE.

Conference Strands >>

  • Conservation and Education
  • Environmental Education in Urban Settings
  • Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors
  • Research-Based Practice in EE
  • Teaching About Environmental Issues and Systems Thinking
  • Greening PreK–12, Higher Education, and Vocational Training

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NAAEE has convened an annual conference for environmental education professionals since 1972. Averaging more than 1,000 participants each year, the event is designed to promote innovation, networking, learning, and dissemination of best practices. The conference is held in a different city each year. 

If you haven't attended NAAEE's conference in the past (or even if you have), you can get a feeling for this exciting gathering by checking out the 2014 conference program and these photos and tweets from attendees.

#NAAEE2014 Storify page | Facebook photo album

43rd Annual Conference Program | 11th Annual Research Symposium Program