Happy Environmental Education Week! 

Dear MAEE Supporters, 

It's National Environmental Education Week! Whether you're celebrating with your students, your family, or on your own, we've got you covered! We've gathered together a list of fun ways you can get involved.  From Earth Day to Arbor Day, there's something for everyone!


From all of us at MAEE...Thank you for all you do for EE in Minnesota! 

This Arbor Day, MAEE is challenging everyone to HUG A TREE for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Gertens Greenhouse in Inver Grove Heights!

Enter to Win:
  1. Post a photo of you (or your loved one) hugging a tree on your Facebook page.
  2. Challenge 3 other friends to do the same by tagging them in your post.
  3. Tag MAEE and #HugATreeforMAEE in the post. 
That's it!  All who participate in the HUG A TREE CHALLENGE by Arbor Day (Friday, April 30th) at 6pm will be entered into the drawing.
GOOD LUCK and Happy Arbor Day!!!
Join the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) on April 19-23 for the nation's largest celebration of environmental education—National Environmental Education Week (EE Week)! For this year's celebration, NEEF is hosting a handful of EE-related virtual events, including a demonstration on setting up a citizen science project from start to finish and a primer for how to talk to kids about climate change (without scaring them!). Educators will also have access to a suite of EE and STEM-focused resources adapted for use in virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning environments. Visit for more information on planned events and how to register.
Project Learning Tree is offering free youth access codes for PLT’s Find Your Green Job Personality Quiz, as well as webinars, contests and more!
Click here to check out the amazing resources from Project Learning Tree. 
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has a list of free resources to help you celebrate Earth Day! Take a look here
Join the St. Croix River Association this Thursday for the virtual St. Croix Youth Summit, a conference inspiring future environmental leaders! Register today!

Join Friends of the Mississippi River for the first-ever Earth Day Green Gathering, a virtual happy hour where people who care about our environment can connect, hang out, and celebrate our planet.

Everyone is welcome. This event will take place on the Gather platform in a 2D virtual space. Learn more about the gathering and register on Eventbrite.

Carpenter Nature Center is hosting a Hastings Area Earth Day Youth Birding Competition on April 24-25th. 
Register your team and learn more about the Youth Birding Competition here
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