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2017 MAEOE Conference
Investigate & Create: The Science & Art of Environmental Education

February 2-5, 2017 at the Sheraton in Towson, Maryland in Partnership with Goucher College

Join us for the 32nd annual MAEOE conference in Towson, Maryland. Every year, MAEOE strives to have a memorable conference and we think that this year’s conference will be tremendous!

To register for the MAEOE conference click here. 

Conference Highlights:


Greg Mort will be speaking and hosting a juried art show. A largely-self-taught as an artist, Greg Mort is considered one of America’s foremost contemporary painters and a preeminent influence on art in the twenty first century. His unmistakably modern creations have the classic feel of the Dutch Masters but are juxtaposed with startlingly modern designs. For more information on Greg Mort: .


Announcing Stacy Levy as Saturday, Lunchtime Keynote speaker: Stacy Levy’s art shows the presence of urban nature and clarify the patterns of natural processes at work on the site. She works with water of all sorts: from acid mine drainage to urban streams and rivers to rainwater. Many of her recent projects utilize storm water runoff, to make rainwater an asset to the site.

Want to learn more about Greg Mort and Stacy Levy’s work? Click here for their biographies.

Here’s a Sneak Peak of some of our Special Events:

HHMI Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour sponsored by HHMI Biointeractive! For Conference Registrants, there will be a pasta bar, drinks, and a sneak peak at HHMI BioInteractive short film, Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others: Keystone Species and Trophic Cascades. These films are fantastic classroom tools. HHMI will be giving away copies to all MAEOE Conference attendees. This event is free for all conference participants. Friday, February 3 at 5:00pm.

Juried Art Show

During the conference, be sure to check out the student art exhibits located Towson Town Center Mall (across the skywalk from the Sheraton). The Art Show has been supported by the Towson Arts Collective – TAC, their support has been invaluable!

On Friday night, February 3 at 7:00pm the juried art show student exhibitors will receive awards prior to Mr. Mort’s Keynote presentation. Art will be displayed Feb 1 – 12. Art for the show has been submitted by Pre-k through High School Students from across the state.

Star Party*

Join Greg Mort at the Goucher Observatory for our Star Party immediately following the opening keynote ceremony. Guests will be welcomed into the observatory to observe the winter sky. Mort will continue to amaze a limited audience (50 tickets available) by weaving art with nature and astronomy.   Price includes elegant hors d’oeuvres and a spectacular experience. Ticketed event, tickets are limited.

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited*

Come enjoy an evening with photographer Dave Harp, author Tom Horton. They will show director selected excerpts from their documentary Beautiful Swimmers Revisited accompanied by their own insight into their collaboration. Dave and Tom’s work is the embodiment of science and art in environmental education. Ticketed event. Located in Owens Auditorium, Saturday, February 4, 7:00 – 8:30pm.

Peer Meet and Greet 

Do you want to meet up with peers working in your area of EE? Check out one of our four mixers being offered in downtown Towson on Saturday evening before the Saturday Social! Choose from the following mixers: 1. Early & Elementary Education 2. Secondary & Higher Education 3. Outdoor Education Centers 4. Young Professionals. The meet ups will be held at local resturants and will be a great way to unwind and continue discussions. Registration required, but there is no fee for this event.

Explore Your Inner Artist*

Explore your Inner Artist, these Sunday workshops have replaced our “Make & Take” session. Each session will give you the opportunity to work with highly skilled and creativef individuals to create and/or improve upon your own artistic abilities. Sessions last approximately 3 hours to give you an opportunity to learn a new craft. Sunday, February 5 am.

*Additional fees required. 

Want to know to more about the conference? Check out the Registration Guide.

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