About AEE

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) exists to connect a global community of educators and practitioners and expand their capacity to enrich lives through Experiential Education.

We fulfill that purpose by:

  • Increasing member skills and knowledge
  • Connecting members to each other
  • Defining and identifying professional standards and best practices
  • Measuring the impact and value of experiential education
  • Fostering career and employment opportunities for members

What is important to us?

  • Relationships are central to AEE’s success and must be developed and nurtured.
  • AEE is a learning community, committed to ongoing questioning and analysis of its activities and processes, discussion of failures and lessons learned.
  • Dialogue and connection between individuals from different settings, perspectives and areas of professional focus is important and a core aspect of AEE.
  • Challenge is often achieved through activities in the outdoors, though use of the outdoors is not a requirement for experiential education. Accordingly, we recognize the value of nature and the outdoors.
  • Supporting members in their work leads to educational and societal change and broader adoption of experiential education.
  • We strive for transparency in everything we do.

AEE follows the Carver Policy Governance Model with Mission and Ends.

Contact the staff or Board of Directors to learn more.