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Join Us!

The climate emergency is real.  
Connect with COEEA and turn anxiety into action.

We are offering free membership at the individual level for anyone who is enthusiastic about outdoor education, passionate about environmental literacy, or concerned for the future of all living beings who call Connecticut home. 

As a collective of environmental education professionals, classroom teachers, civic leaders, youth activists, decision makers, advocates, nature centers, and other like-minded folks and organizations throughout the state, we can advance policy, practice and equity in environmental learning. 

To forge a stronger coalition that's more accessible to everyone, the COEEA Board of Directors decided to remove all individual level membership fees. Donations are always welcome and will help us fulfill our mission. Do you have time and energy to share? Consider volunteering with one of our action teams!

Individual Level Benefits

  • Discounts for COEEA Conference and other COEEA sponsored events, workshops, and programs

  • Eligible to apply for COEEA Mini-Grants

  • Listserv access – receive and post news; be informed of networking/professional development opportunities and upcoming events; receive regular job postings as well as well as volunteer and intern opportunities

  • Free access to all Green Teacher resources 

  • Discount for outdoor learning resources, equipment, and training from The Outdoor Learning Store

  • Networking with EE colleagues, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers

  • Professional Development opportunities and resources

  • Invitation to our Annual Meeting – an opportunity to network, socialize, and have fun with colleagues and friends

  • Opportunity to be nominated or apply for COEEA annual Awards

Become a Sponsor

Would you like to expand your audience while supporting the advancement of outdoor education and environmental literacy in Connecticut? Due to the support of our organizational members, funders, and sponsors, COEEA has always been able to keep our programs free or affordable. Your contribution can help us do even more!

Workshop Sponsorship

Cover the costs of facilitators and materials to offer free training during the conference or other programming events throughout the year

CT Green LEAF Schools Sponsorship

Help us provide targeted guidance to our GLS members, launch school-based environmental projects, and host training events for Green Teams

Mini-Grants Sponsorship

Directly support local projects that increase environmental literacy or advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in environmental initiatives

Contact us at to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Organizational Membership

The generous support of our organizational members drives the future of outdoor and environmental education in Connecticut by allowing COEEA to provide valuable programming, mini-grants, and opportunities to network with and learn from each other.


  • Individual member level benefits for up to 5 staff, board members or volunteers affiliated with your organization

  • Organization logo and listing on the COEEA website, including link to your organization’s website

  • Ability to post jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and organizational events/happenings via the COEEA listserv

  • Opportunity to have a FREE display at the annual conference

  • Opportunity to be nominated or apply for Organization of the Year award

  • Eligible to apply for annual COEEA Mini-Grants

  • Free access to all Green Teacher resources

Questions?  We are happy to help. Please contact us at

Listserv questions? Contact us at

Download our Membership Flyer for more information

THANK YOU to the nearly 30 organizations listed below who have stepped up to show their support for COEEA. 

Please take some time to get connected with these great environmental education centers and organizations and discover the amazing work that is happening across our state!

Current Organizational Members

Bent of the River Audubon Center

185 East Flat Hill Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

(203) 264-5098

CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106

(203) 734-2513

Connecticut Audubon Society

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 259-6305

Connecticut Network for Children and Youth

75 Charter Oak Avenue, Building 2, Suite 2-101, Hartford, CT 06106

(203) 483-1846

Curbside Compost

PO Box 188, Ridgefield, CT 06877

(914) 646-6890

Earthplace, Inc.

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880

(203) 557-4400

Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut

501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT 06010

(860) 583-1234

Friends of Keney Park

183 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 206-4500

Gather New Haven

495 Blake St., New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 562-6655

Greenwich Audubon Center

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831

(203) 869-5272

Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793

(860) 868-0518

John Dorr Nature Lab of Horace Mann School

P.O. Box 290, Washington Depot, CT 06794

(860) 868-2230

Mystic Aquarium and the Sea Research Foundation

55 Cougan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355

(860) 572-5955

New Britain ROOTS

58 Scarlett Drive, New Britain, CT 06053

(860) 259-4290

New Canaan Nature Center

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 966-9577

New Haven Ecology Project

358 Springside Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

(203) 389-4333

New Pond Farm Education Center

101 Marchant Road, West Redding, CT 06896

(203) 938-2117

Northwest Park

145 Lang Road, P.O. Box 773, Windsor, CT 06095

(860) 285-1886

Sharon Audubon Center

325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069

(860) 364-0520

Sound Waters

1281 Cove Rd, Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT 06902

(203) 323-1978

Steward Outdoor Day School

253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton, CT 06442

(860) 767-0848

The Maritime Aquarium

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

(203) 852-0700

Trumbull Nature & Arts Center

7115 Main Street, Rte 25, Trumbull, CT 06611

(203) 452-4421

Washington Montessori School

240 Litchfield Turnpike, New Preston, CT 06777

(860) 868-0551

Westmoor Park

119 Flagg Road, West Hartford, CT 06117

(860) 561-8260

White Memorial Conservation Center

80 Whitehall Road, P.O. Box 368, Litchfield, CT 06759

(860) 567-0857

Wild Ones Mountain Laurel Chapter

c/o Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320

(860) 383-3580

Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails, Farmington, CT 06032

(860) 677-8458

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

(203) 762-7280

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