The Minnesota Environmental and Outdoor Education Advisory Committee consists of teachers from multiple disciplines and providers of outdoor education and environmental education, including outdoor industry partners, and members of conservation and sporting organizations.
The committee provides guidance and advises the Minnesota Department of Education on a project to support the integration of environmental education and outdoor education into the instruction of academic standards for students in grades 7-12.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.