Advancing Environmental Education Conference

Thank you to all the attendees, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers who joined us virtually and in-person at the 2022 Advancing EE Conference on September 6 -10, 2022! The hybrid format allowed for numerous ways to connect and share EE content through virtual sessions and in-person sessions at Snow Mountain Ranch!

This year's Conference Theme was The Power of Connection: Growing the EEcosystem. The connections that we have to each other help us learn, innovate, and ensure all Coloradans have opportunities to learn about the environments where they live. During the conference, we had the opportunity to explore the many facets of connection. We know that we can energize learning by establishing connections between the many different learning sites across the state. These connections build an EEcosystem that ensures that knowledge and skills can circulate across the network and advance environmental and outdoor learning. Participants were able to grow their own EEcosystem by connecting and networking throughout our time together at Snow Mountain Ranch. We also had time to explore the connections we have yet to make. Who do we need to connect with to grow our EEcosystem? What practices and connections can we make to ensure that every Coloradan can engage in outdoor and environmental learning every day?

Below are a few highlights of this year's conference but make sure to view the entire booklet for more information on all of the great sessions and speakers!

2022 Conference Highlights

View the Conference Booklet

Registered attendees can access content and recordings here


Learn About Colorado's Advancing Environmental Education Conference

For more than 20 years, CAEE has hosted Colorado’s Advancing Environmental Education. 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. Session presentation formats 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 and strands based on the six impact areas of EE (conservation, PreK-12 education, health and wellness, youth development, social justice, and skills and professional learning).


Upcoming Conferences

Please stay tuned for information on the 2023 Advancing EE Conference!

CAEE is always looking for new people to join our Conference Committee, which helps selection sessions and plan the event. Active committee members receive a free conference registration! If you are interested please email [email protected]


Become a CAEE Member & Save on Conference Registration

Become a CAEE member and save 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: https://www.caee.org/user
  • 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: https://www.caee.org/user/password
  • If you are unable to access your account after trying the above, email [email protected]

Conference Policies, Registration Changes & Cancellation

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

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, our cancellation policy is that if cancellation is prior to August 24th registrants can be refunded, however, is subject to a $50 fee. If cancellation occurs after August 24th, 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 [email protected]  Refunds will not be processed until after the conference.

The conference will be held rain or shine.