The Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is pleased to partner with Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to present our 2018 annual conference: 

EE is Everywhere: Conversations on the Crucial Role of Environmental Education in our Changing World  

Please see our conference page for more details and to submit a proposal to present!

On Thursday, November 9th, the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association hosted our Annual Meeting at New Pond Farm! Thank you to all our members for joining us as we shared our year in review, voted on a new slate of board members, and reflected on our efforts for environmental education and stewardship. Thank you to Susan Whalen, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Conservation at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), for a wonderful discussion of the state of conservation in CT as our keynote speaker!


Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is a network of classroom educators, naturalists, environmental educators, youth leaders, administrators, professors, and students who work toward a future where increasingly:

  • An appreciation for and understanding of the environment is an integral part of all community education – including formal, non-formal, and informal education;
  • Educators, environmental professionals, and the organizations and agencies they represent are well informed and are willing to work together to maximize resources; and
  • People of all ages are environmentally literate and act as environmental stewards.

COEEA serves its members by supporting professional development, providing networking opportunities, and promoting environmental education in Connecticut.

COEEA Fund is a 501 (c) 3 organization. We are also the state affiliate of the New England Environmental Education Alliance and the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Click for more information about:

Individual and Organizational Membership in COEEA

CT State Environmental Literacy Plan (CT ELP)

Congratulations to our the 2017 COEEA Mini Grant recipients:  Audubon Center Bent of the River for Bird Conservation Traveling StoryWalks and Friends of Boulder Knoll for All-Access Environmental Education! See our Mini Grant page for more details, and please check back in the Fall for our 2018 COEEA Mini Grant application.