The mission of the Oklahoma Association for Environmental Education (OKAEE) is to support Oklahoma educators and promote, in formal and non-formal settings, environmental literacy through communication, resource sharing, skill building, and recognition of excellence.
- Create a networking system to facilitate discussion and resource sharing among Oklahoma environmental educators.
- Encourage, promote and assist in the development and dissemination of environmental education.
- Conduct and support environmental education programs in the state.
- Recognize exemplary efforts in environmental education.
For the 2017 Oklahoma Environmental Education Expo
Friday, February 3, 2017 at Oklahoma City University
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
|This year’s Expo will focus on a variety of school garden topics such as:
Registration cost is:
$40 for teachers/professionals and we offer a discounted rate of $20 for full-time students and retirees.
Exhibitor space is available for $100.
Register by Monday, January 30th to be included in the lunch count.
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/2017eexpo
The 2016 EE Expo was a great success!
Oklahoma’s Beyond the Classroom students receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award
A group of 21 K-5 students at St. Mary Episcopal School in North Edmond, Oklahoma created an outdoor learning environment on their school grounds after witnessing the destruction of habitat at their school. The St. Mary’s school board brought in two thousand truckloads of dirt to create additional playing fields for students. The delivery of 200,000 yards of soil for the school development project resulted in the eradication of native flora, fauna and nesting habitats. The St. Mary’s student group spoke to their principal, wrote letters to the school board, and was able to create an area on their campus designated as a sanctuary, saving the few remaining trees and thickets.
Students collaboratively requested, collected, and planted native vegetation on the sanctuary land, and raised money in support of planting vegetable gardens and native vegetation for wildlife habitat. They used the rejuvenated space for outdoor learning and biology observations. Students shared their learning experiences and enthusiasm with other classrooms in the school and local communities through outreach materials in an effort to encourage other schools and groups to plant gardens. The students also worked with community groups on their growing gardening project and created wildlife habitat through a Bluebird trail and other native bird boxes. The students are also monitoring the health of the ponds adjacent to the property through water quality monitoring and runoff reduction actions.