Fall  2016, Issue 1

I am pleased to announce that, after much hard work, our organization has become active once again. Over the last two years our all-volunteer Board has been hard at work creating valuable programs and content which we are anxious to share with folks who consider themselves Environmental Educators in the state of Arizona.

We invite you to join us on our journey to make the most out of our organization, and to learn about the wonderful member benefits we have for you. These include a certification program recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education ( www.naaee.org), an Environmental Literacy Plan Working Group, and access to professional development opportunities. Check out our website: www.arizonaee.org for more details. We'll be rolling out a new membership platform by the end of the year, so stay tuned!

Thanks for all of the hard work you do to elevate our profession every day.                                        
LoriAnne Barnett
President, AAEE 2016-2017
Monthly beat
Last month marked the US Department of Interior's National Park Service Centennial. Park staff across the US, in 413 Units, invited us to #FindYourPark. We celebrate all Park staff and the excellent Environmental Education Programs they share with us now, and 100 years into the future!                                               

A look inside
The AAEE's committees are the heart of what we do. Learn about our projects and get involved!

This month we applaud Gabby Hebert, Director of Education at the Phoenix Zoo and lead of our Environmental Literacy Working Group. Read Gabby's article in Green Living Magazine and learn how you can get involved.                                                  
Each quarter we will highlight an environmental educator or partner program designed to inspire students and educators or offer professional development and learning opportunities. To join us as a partner organization and be featured, email info@arizonaee.org

The Professional Learning Library (PLL) offers free access to high-quality, searchable teacher resources, professional development and collaboration spaces to all educators. Create a free account today and be sure to tell your colleagues about this fantastic resource!

There are over 23,000 members in Arizona, throughout the United States and across the world. If you are interested in partnering with the PLL to become a provider of online content, please contact Melissa McGehee at mmcgehee@asu.edu for more information.                                      
We'd like to invite you to share your expertise and get involved. Help us on a committee or join us for some events in the next few months. Here is an event we are particularly excited about:

AAEE Mixer and Meet and Greet - Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center. Meet the current Board of Directors and committee members, learn about our programs, and join us for an afternoon of socializing. Let us know if you'll join us by clicking on the button to the left.

Hope to see you there!                                                 
Arizona Association for Environmental Education