Support the future of AEE!

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Thank you for your support of AEE and this Experiential community. 
"AEE is an organization that prioritizes experiential education as a vehicle of social change. The focus on building community, elevating diverse stories, and implementing best practices in a variety of domains makes AEE a unique professional home for people of multiple disciplines. AEE has been my professional home since I was a graduate student. I am now a tenured professor, and it is still my professional home because AEE both challenges and supports me personally and professionally."  - Christine, Member Since 2013

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, AEE can use your help. Make a contribution today to support these important initiatives. Together, we can have an even greater impact upon our field and in society. How?

We provide:
  1. Training and professional development for emerging educators and practitioners
  2. Research on outcomes and effectiveness of experiential education in critical areas
  3. Promotion of the value and impact of experiential education to public audiences and stakeholders
  4. Free community resources
  5. Accessible and educational virtual and in-person events

Help us to engage this diverse experiential community by making a donation today.


Donate to the SEED Fund 

Help plant a SEED (Supporting Experiential Education Development). Your support allows us to assess what resources we might need to ultimately re-envision AEE for the next 50 years.

Our roots run deep. Holding us firmly in our principles of Experiential Education. Soaking up knowledge and nutrients to make us stronger and to allow us to continue to grow.  Our roots provide stability. Provide connection to place. Provide a solid foundation for us to expand.  


You are one of AEE's many roots.

Over the last 49 years, much like a tree, we have weathered all seasons and a few storms but have flourished through it all. We are no longer exclusive to challenge course practitioners - our branches include forest school teachers, corporate training officers, internship coordinators, and  circus arts instructors . We have reached far beyond North America and now have members in over 25 countries. We have been able to expand access to events and resources through this new virtual world. AEE is on stable ground with branches that continue to reach far and wide.

We have really branched out.

As we look forward with dreams and hopes, we face questions and challenges too. How do we support our mission to elevate and expand the global capacity of experiential education? What can we do to continue building our inclusive and accessible community? In what ways can we support the academic research, publication and dissemination of authoritative information of experiential education? And in what new ways can we present our collective resources and knowledge to supportive public audiences? 

Come help us plant a SEED.


There are More Ways to Support the Movement!

  1. Join AEE and become part of a dynamic network of individuals who believe that the core of learning is greatly enhanced by experiential practices. (Plus, you'll get access to tons of amazing member benefits!)
  2. Host a playdate/workshop/training or provide a product/service and donate a percent of your proceeds to AEE (contact us!)
  3. Explore ways to partner and advertise with us!
  4. Volunteer

Why Support The Movement?

Marin Burton’s story

headshot of Marin BurtonI am choosing to financially support AEE because it is where I grew up professionally. I went to my first regional conference while I was an undergraduate student. I went to my first international conference when I graduated college and was looking for a professional community… and a job. I lead my first professional conference workshop at AEE and then about one a year since then. I got my first real volunteer experience as a member and then co-chair of the southeast regional council. I was on the council of regional chairs and then served on the board. I grew up here. While I wasn’t in the financial position to give to a significant level during most of those growing up years, I still gave what I could. I’m in a different financial position now and am excited to have the privilege to give back to the organization that served as the incubator for my professional growth.

I’m sure like many or most of you, AEE has also been a family for me. In addition to the professional connections I made, I’ve also made friendships I will cherish forever. Please join me in investing in AEE. I will match your donation for up to $10,000. Give back like me, or pay it forward, or give for the first time – AEE needs our investment in sustaining this organization that has given us so much. I support the movement!


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