Conference Overview

Back in Person in 2022!

Join us for the 2022 Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) conference at the Airfield Conference Center and 4-H Educational Center in charming Sussex County, VA from Thursday, February 24th to Saturday, February 26th. We hope to provide you a safe, healthy, and inclusive learning opportunity as we return to in-person* for 2022!

Our 2022 VAEE conference theme is resilencEE & reinvention. Join us as we re-imagine a post-COVID world for Environmental Education; a world with diverse partnerships, resilient communities, and a broader concept of what it means to be an Environmental Educator.

Enjoy a conference full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of environmental literacy, efforts, and resources in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Please Note: VAEE will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for everyone attending the 2022 VAEE Conference. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination during the check in proceduers.

* We will continue to monitor CDC Recommendations take all neccessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all atteendees.  

Submit A Proposal

 Registration Information


“resilencEE & reinvention”

We are accepting proposals until October 29th, 2021 and are seeking proposals that will suit the following 5 strands:

- Leadership in EE

- eeResearch and Case Studies

- Action Projects & Community Science

- Content Deep Dives (Natural Histories)

- Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in EE

We are offering the following opportunities to present:

- 50 minute sessions

- Half-day Workshops (3 hours)

- Full- day Workshops (6 hours)

- Make and Take Workshop: For this session you will lead the participants in making a product to take with them such as a Bee House or Habitat Cage. Extra fees will be charged on the registration to cover costs. Please indicate suggested costs in your proposal. (3 hour session)

To submit a session click here.

To Register click here

For a draft schedule at a glance, including workshop descriptions please visit our Registration Packet available here.


 Early Bird (M/NM) Regular (M/NM)
 Full Conference $265/$295  $295/ $325
 Day 1 Only (Workshops) $90/$115 $125/$150
 Day 2 ONLY $125/$150$160/ $185
 Day 3 ONLY$75/$100  $105/ $130
 Days 1 & 2$200/ $225 $235/ $260 
 Days 2 & 3  $175/ $200  $ 210/ $255 


The Airfield Conference Center has reserved rooms for us! Please contact Airfield by calling 757-899-4901 to book your lodging at the conference site. Check out pictures here!

Executive Room  Queen/Doubles    $105/night + tax

Executive Room   King               $125/night + tax

Dorm Style  Sleeps 6-8           

$125/night + tax


Why Become a Sponsor?

The Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) reaches environmental educators and teachers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although we provide ongoing collaboration and professional development opportunities year-round, the Annual Conference is a time to come together as a community, learn from education and policy experts as well as one another, and inspire the upcoming generation of environmental educators. Your generous sponsorship enables the VAEE to keep these valuable experiences equitable, provide resources through scholarships, and grow our organization for a more environmentally literate Virginia.

Learn more about sponsorship levels and how to submit by checking out our 2022 Sponsor Packet.

VAEE is happy to announce scholarship opportunities for the 2022 VAEE ResiliencEE & Reinvention Conference.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until December 4.

Recipients will be notified by December 15th of their award amount.

This year scholarships we will be offering a number of both full and partial conference general scholarships as well as 2 Full Conference Equity & Inclusion Scholarships.

General Scholarship Recipients are responsible for covering their own lodging expenses.

- If you are awarded a scholarship of any amount you will be required to volunteer for 2 hours during the conference.

Note: Scholarships are non-transferable.

If selected as a scholarship recipient you will be contacted by a member of the VAEE Conference committee to confirm your registration.

Apply Here


Nominations for the 2022 VAEE Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education will open on October 24th

VAEE's awards recognize excellent environmental education in the following categories:

Click each link above for more information about criteria for each award.

Past Conferences

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Virginia Association for Environmental Education

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Lynchburg, Va 24501

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