Rick Mickowski, DAEE chair, listens to educators at a
recent open house. Photo by Lisa Tossey
The Delaware Sea Grant College Program has partnered with several other environmental organizations in the state to form the Delaware Association for Environmental Education (DAEE).
DAEE was formed with the mission to promote environmental and outdoor education in the state and to facilitate positive community impacts on the conservation and sustainability of Delaware’s resources.
Now an affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), DAEE is supported by Delaware Sea Grant, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Department of Agriculture, New Castle Conservation District, and several other organizations.
DAEE held its first event, a public open house, Aug. 12 at the St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies in Dover. The event drew more than a dozen formal and informal educators who met environmental educators from across the state and viewed presentations about DAEE and NAAEE. The association is also planning its first regional conference in late January 2010.
To learn more about Delaware Sea Grant, visit www.deseagrant.org.