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Special Events and Activities

Exhibit Hall

Connect with a variety organizations, agencies, businesses and vendors offering a range of information and resources. The Exhibit Hall opens Friday afternoon for networking, evening social event and is open throughout the day on Saturday. There are lots of opportunities to connect with organizations that can support your work. Come to explore and meet with exhibitors!

Sunday Field Experiences

There are three Sunday Field Experiences to choose from:

Birding in Ocean City - Leave from the Princess Royale at 8:00am

Ducks and Donuts - Explore local donut shops and look for ducks

Harriett Tubman Visitor Center - Tour the museum on your way home.

More information in CVENT registration and "Sched"

You must register for these experiences, check cvent for fees.

2023 MAEOE Challenge


Every year the MAEOE Challenge encourages organizations to get a group together to participate in an activity! Winners get the organization name added to the coveted MAEOE Challenge Paddle AND get to determine the challenge for the following year.

This year Carroll County Outdoor School presents a musical challenge!

Music has such an incredible power to educate in a fun and memorable way!

Your challenge: Choose a song of your choice and to re-write the lyrics in order to teach about something environmental. It can be a broad topic such as ways to take action or about some specific like amphibians, for example! It’s up to you!

After you’ve written your song, now is your time to make it last! Make a video of your song, be creative, have fun and remember-we aren’t professional singers and you aren’t be judged on voice quality. Upload your video to YouTube so MAEOE Conference Participants can have an opportunity to watch it! Enjoy!

Community Meetings

Saturday after the Keynote Speaker, Anna Rathmann, Jane Goodall Institute USA, look for a “community” gathering that may benefit you or your organization. Grab a snack break cookie and head to a Community Meeting!

The Community Meetings at the MAEOE Conference are a time where people with likeminded interests and passions can come together to talk about them- whether it be successes, challenges, or for those seeking advice.

The format is small group, facilitated discussion. Choose from the following:

  • Outdoor Learning
  • Early Childhood EE
  • Young and Emerging Leaders
  • Social and Emotional Learning

A great way to start and continue discussions with your peers.

Friday First Timers’ Welcome!!

First time attendees are encouraged to attend this meet and greet event specifically designed to make it easier navigate the conference and meet other new conference attendees. First timer attendees have the opportunity to mingle with past attendees who serve as conference mentors on from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Schooners.

Happy Hour Welcome and Opening Speaker!

Join us for Happy Hour from 5:30 to 6:45 pm! This event is free for all conference participants. Each registered attendee is asked to pick up their drink ticket upon registration. Enjoy heavy appetizers, cash bar, catching up new and old MAEOE friends and visit with our exhibitors in the Palmetto Ballroom. Happy Hour is followed by the MAEOE welcome and our Opening Speaker Dr. Rose Brusaferro.

Free for all registered Conference attendees.

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