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MEEA helps educators teach people to care about, understand, and act for the resources on which human life, economies and societies depend. By joining MEEA you are connecting with others in Missouri who practice or care about environmental education. Your membership strengthens environmental education in Missouri and ensures you have the resources to carry out high quality environmental education.


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More about MEEA....

MEEA is a professional membership organization for people who do environmental education and people who care about environmental education. Members include pre-school and classroom teachers, agency professionals, staff from non-profits that do environmental work and businesses with environmental products and services. MEEA hasmembers in every region of the state.

MEEA publishes a monthly newsletter with seasonally appropriate environmental themes, grant deadlines, professional development opportunities, events, education resources that tie into the theme, EE jobs, and - most months - a specially produced MEEA EE resource.

MEEA awards six $250 competitive grants to its Professional members every year. Projects range from bird cams in urban areas to life vests for river programs to seeds and tools for school garden programs.

MEEA organizes an annual conference for all educators to present and learn about innovative environmental education lessons, programs and techniques. The conference rotates around the state from St. Louis, to Springfield to Kansas City to Columbia.

MEEA developed and makes available a set of Environmental Literacy Assessments for educators to use to plan lessons, assess learning or just for fun. There are 1200+ questions over ten topics at four grade bands. The questions can be downloaded as spreadsheets for studying, documents for creating your own quiz, accessed as online quizzes or printed out as Earth Quest, a game of environmental knowledge for all ages.

MEEA organizes a twice a year meeting for the Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board, or MELAB. MELAB is a group of groups that tackles state-level environmental education projects. Its upcoming projects include creating a Missouri Green Schools program, marking out a pathway to environmental careers for students, and supporting the spread of gateway stewardship activities.

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Why join MEEA?

"I am a member of MEEA because it provides me with opportunities to network with the most dedicated educators for the environment in Missouri. I have been able to quickly and easily integrate what I’ve learned from MEEA conferences into my courses, invigorating me and inspiring my students.  I believe members of MEEA share a passion for nature and we enjoy sharing it with each other."

Cheryl Hardy, Professor of Psychology - Columbia College

MEEA is a great resource to connect with other like minded individuals who value nature and sharing it with others. We are an organization of kind, intelligent, passionate people who love to share ideas with each other. We have a great conference every year that connects you to wonderful resources, organizations, and people. I have belonged to MEEA since it's inception 19 years ago and value it so much, that I even give memberships as gifts to others.

Elizabeth Petersen, St. Louis

I've always treasured the outdoors, and spend as much time as I can outside hiking, gardening, birding and camping. I enjoy learning about conservation and sharing my love of the earth with others. When I discovered MEEA I felt I finally found my niche! Since joining MEEA I've become a certified Environmental Educator, which is a great asset in my EE pursuits. MEEA offers support through monthly email newsletters, networking, an annual conference, mini-grants, and wonderful tools such as the Missouri Species coloring sheets. MEEA is a great resource and I appreciate the benefits MEEA membership offers.

Mary McCarthy, Special Education Paraprofessional - Springfield Schools

"I have been a member with MEEA since 2004.  I am a nature lover and I feel that one of my life responsibilities are to teach others how to connect with and take care of our natural environments.  MEEA has been a firm foundation in providing me guidance in my early teaching career and constantly connecting me to resources, activities, and conferences to help me keep my students engaged in environmental concepts.  I continue to be a member and support MEEA because I feel that it is important to have organizations that help to offer resources for those that educate, in all aspects of the world, to have an easy way to find resources and connect with others that value our responsibility of taking care of our planet and our resources."  

Carey Scherder, Teacher - Bowling Green Middle School

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