SEEM is an informal community of individuals and organizations that supports science and environmental education in the Madison area.

Join us! SEEM meets on a regular basis to share innovative ideas, best practices, and to discuss timely topics impacting the field. It also provides a platform for professional networking and collaboration.

Next meeting:

Date: February 21, 2020 9-11:30am

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center – 330 Femrite Drive, Monona

Topics and Presentations:

  • Climate Change Profile & Public Health Impact: Keith Reopelle, Director of Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change
  • Connecting Children & Nature – Where are we now?: Justin Svingen, Public Health Planner at Public Health Madison & Dane County
  • Updates from the Department of Public Instruction: Victoria Rydberg, Environmental Education Consultant at DPI
  • ALNC tour of remodeled facility and Nature Preschool: Mike Strigel, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

SEEM Meetings are free and welcome to all who wish to attend. Please RSVP so we can plan for refreshments:

Register Now!

Past meetings:

  • Date: June 13th, 2019 – 9-11am

    Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center - 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison

    Topics and Presentations: Madison Community Foundation's research into nonprofit capacity-building - Andy Davey. Clean Lakes Alliance - Paul Dearlove

    Meeting Notes

  • Date: September 7th, 2018 – 1-3pm

    Location: UW Arboretum – 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison

    Topics and Presentations: Updates and next steps for “Cities Connecting Children to Nature,” and connecting with the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

    Meeting Notes

  • Date: Friday, April 20th, 2018 – 9-11am

    Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center – 330 Femrite Drive, Monona

    Topics and Presentations: Health, Equity & Inclusion in the outdoors – Rachel Goldberg, Justin Svingen, Natalie Miller. EE State Standards – Victoria Rydberg

    Meeting Notes

  • Date: Thursday, October 26th, 2017 – 9-11am

    Location: Widen – 6911 Mangrove Lane, Madison

    Topics and Presentations: Kevin Anderson, DPI and Victoria Rydberg, DPI & Wisconsin Center for EE will discuss the upcoming review and edit of Science and EE state standards.

    Meeting Notes

Stay in Touch!

Want to stay up to date on upcoming SEEM meetings or announcements from the members? Join the listserv by emailing a blank email to

Or, want to reach out to the entire SEEM membership? Simply email your message to

Need to reach out to SEEM member or connect with someone you met at a meeting? Use the SEEM Directory.

SEEM Directory


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SEEM is jointly organized by:

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