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Midwest Environmental Education Conference 2019

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Science Museum of Minnesota

120 West Kellogg Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55102

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The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education is proud to host the 2019 Midwest Environmental Education Conference:

Access Nature: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Education

This year’s conference theme will explore barriers that prevent educators and learners from accessing natural areas and having valuable learning experiences in the outdoors. We will focus on ways to promote access to natural spaces for everyone, regardless of physical ability, race, gender identity, age, geography, access to transportation, or socioeconomic status.

Field trips, workshops, and breakout sessions will cover topics from climate change and conservation to ADA accessibility, program assessment, and reaching diverse audiences. Collect valuable resources and lesson plans for your teaching toolbox. Our schedule will include topics relevant to classroom teachers, outdoor educators, naturalists, and program administrators. Presenters and educators from across the region will come together to share ideas, problem-solve, and network. Join us to get inspired to help everyone access nature! For more information, please visit our website: http://meeconference.org/

Thursday, October 3:

  • Morning Field Trip: Nature-based Early Childhood Education Tour
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Field Trip: Bell Museum and Gibbs Museum tours to learn how they reach diverse audiences every day
  • 7:00pm: Happy Hour and mingling at Tin Whiskers Brewery

Friday, October 4:

  • 8:30am: Registration
  • 9:00am: Long-format workshops
  • 12:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Long-format workshops
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Networking and exploring the museum with other educators
  • 6:00pm: Dinner in the Elements Cafe at the Science Museum of Minnesota
  • 7:00pm: Musician and disability advocate Gaelynn Lea
  • 8:00pm: Trivia with comediam Lauren Chestnut

Saturday, October 5:


  • 8:00am: Registration
  • 8:30am-12:00pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm: Keynote speaker, educator, and community builder Asha Shoffner
  • 2:00-5:30pm: Breakout Sessions


Science Museum of MN


We selected our conference site, the Science Museum of Minnesota, with the theme of access in mind. The wheelchair accessible museum is located in a dense urban area with easy access via public transportation. The Mississippi River is just steps from the conference, providing just one of many opportunities for nature exploration, even in an urban center.

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Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 W. 7th St., St.Paul MN

  • To reserve a room call 651-225-1515 or click this link and mention the Minnesota Association for Environmental Education hotel rate of $129/ per night.
    • Receive complimentary rides to the Science Museum during the conference.

Hyatt Place St. Paul Downtown 180 Kellogg Boulevard E, St Paul, MN 55101

  • To reserve a room call 1-888-492-8847 or go online to www.hyatt.com and use ‘G-MAEE’ as the group/corporate number.
  • King Room for $139/night for double occupancy

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