About CAEE

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Who is CAEE?

The Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education is the professional organization for environmental educators in Colorado. We serve environmental education providers across the state in three ways:

  1. Driving Excellence - we increase the quality of environmental education (EE) in Colorado by providing professional development, access to best practices, knowledge and current trend information.
  2. Fostering Collaboration - we bring together Colorado’s environmental educators to pursue innovative education and engagement strategies.
  3. Mobilizing Support - we champion EE at all levels by advocating for policies, partnership and philanthropy to support EE.

CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

CAEE was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1989 to serve the shared interests of public agencies, businesses, teachers, community organizations and individuals providing environmental education materials and programs. Since then, CAEE has grown to more than 850 members across Colorado. Our members cover virtually every subject discipline from anthropology to zoology.  Likewise, our members work with learners across the lifespan: early childhood educators, elementary and high school teachers, camp counselors, and university professors.  They are the faces of many types of organizations from afterschool programs to state and federal agencies.  Some of our members are what we all tend to picture as “teachers,” but they also might be naturalists, scientists, park rangers and many others.  

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CAEE is proud to serve as the Colorado affiliate of the North America Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). NAAEE and its 57 affiliate organizations form the largest network of environmental educators in the country, connecting us to 150,000 educators annually.  Together, we are a driving force for creating a more environmentally literate community through education. Learn More.  

CAEE has adopted the National Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education, established by NAAEE to guide the development of balanced, scientifically accurate, and comprehensive environmental education programs.  Learn More.

Become a Member

Being a member of CAEE connects you and your organization to other environmental education partners throughout the state and the broader NAAEE network, of which CAEE is an affiliate. We believe that our members can have more influence together than we can as individual units.