Advancing Environmental Education Conference

In the interest of the health of our eeCommunity, our in-person Conference at Snow Mountain Ranch is being postponed to September 2021!

Join us—virtually! this September 17-18 for CAEE’s Fall Conference! (Please note the date change!)

Our virtual conference will allow for innovation, recorded sessions (so you can attend ALL of them instead of being forced to choose between offerings), a tremendous amount of EE learning, connection, and most importantly- the safety of all our members! 

Our Conference Planning Team has been hard at work designing innovative ways to help environmental and outdoor learning professionals learn and connect. We are exploring opportunities for small group, socially distanced regional field trips, small group watch parties and more! We will be rolling out information and opportunities in the coming months.

If you registered for the conference originally scheduled for April 2nd- you are still registered! We will be reducing the conference fee from $150 for members to $60 for the virtual event. Watch for an email with information on processing refunds.

We know many of us were looking forward to the opportunity to get back to Snow Mountain Ranch! We are working closely with Snow Mountain Ranch to reschedule our in-person conference for September 2021! We will be counting down the days!

See you online! More Details Coming Soon!


Learn About Colorado's Advancing Environmental Education Conference

Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education: Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education Conference is annually hosted by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), a statewide leader in environmental education since 1989. CAEE facilitates communication, coordination, resource sharing and professional development to advance environmental education among over 850 members across the state among various sectors. CAEE also advocates for increased access to environmental learning opportunities for all Colorado residents in order to increase environmental literacy in Colorado. 

About the Annual Advancing Environmental Education Conference:

  • To honor 20 years of the Advancing EE Conference (initially the Teaching Outside the Box Conference), CAEE will be returning to Snow Mountain Ranch! Mark your calendar and keep checking back for updates for this special conference! Have questions, please contact us at

  • Over the course of both conference days, participants will enjoy inspiring and engaging keynote/panel speakers, concurrent breakout sessions, discussions, and collaboration/networking opportunities.  

  • The Advancing Environmental Education Conference is for individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels to come together and learn and network with one another, including environmental educators, school teachers/administrators, interpreters, higher education professors/students/administrators, youth group leaders, scientists, program managers, volunteers, nonprofit professionals, community leaders, consultants and anyone who supports and wants to learn more about environmental education.

  • Learn more about the Theme and Strands: Session presentation formats will include traditional presentations, hands-on, workshops, roundtable discussions, panels, and lightning presentations that are intended for different knowledge and experience levels. Session tracks are based on the conference theme of regeneration, research and collaborations.  

Become a CAEE Member & Save on Conference Registration

Become a CAEE member and save $100 on registration fees.  Organizational members receive one free conference registration with their membership. Click here to read more about CAEE membership. Please sign up and pay for your membership prior to registering for the conference. 

  • If you are not sure if your membership is current, check by logging into CAEE's website with your username/password from here:
  • If you have forgotten your password - please try to use the email you most likely have in CAEE's database in order to not create a duplicate profile:
  • If you are unable to access your account after trying the above, email

Conference Policies, Registration Changes & Cancellation

Changes to Registration: If you need to change your registration, please email or call 303-273-9527.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, our cancellation policy is that if cancellation is prior to March 3 registrants can be refunded, however, is subject to a $50 fee. If cancellation occurs after March 3, your registration can be transferred to another person, but cannot be refunded.

If you have to cancel, please submit your request in writing via email to  Refunds will not be processed until after the conference.

The conference will be held rain or shine.