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New! Missouri Green Schools Program

Earth Quest: A game of Environmental Literacy

earth quest gameboard

Environmental Quizzes

K-2 biodiversity quiz

Coloring Sheets

channel catfish coloring sheet

Green Holidays Calendar

Missouri Environmental Education News
September 2018

Table of Contents: Feature: Conference, Register for the Conference, Kudos!, Things to Look Out for in September, MEEA News, Grants, Contests and Awards, Conferences, Workshops, Jobs, Teaching and Learning: Drought

MO Green Schools and EE Conference

Taking Learning Outdoors Logo


Theme | Keynote | Location | Schedule | Sessions | Register

Theme - Taking Learning Outdoors

The greatest opportunities to learn science, math, English and social studies can be found by looking out the window. The school yard and the back yard are the first and best places for students to develop their understanding of place, because they are so accessible and can be experienced in so many ways over a day, a year or a life time. Once students connect to one place, they have a more solid context for broadening the boundaries of "place" from their community to the planet. Join us as we explore ways to use place-based learning as a way to develop knowledge, skills and understanding.

Keynote: Mike Szydlowski-Columbia Public Schools, and Kristen Schulte-Missouri River Relief

Mike and Kristen have been working over the last few years to develop a Missouri River experience for Columbia 4th Graders. They will share what it takes to collaborate on a distinctive place-based experience

Location - Jefferson Middle School, Columbia

Jefferson Middle School - the Cyclones - has generously offered to donate meeting space for our 2018 Conference. Learn more about Jefferson Middle School
Map JMS's Location




Friday November 2

 Friday Field Trip 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Visit 3 School Gardens to see the different ways students can learn from being outdoors.

Friday Night Social 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join us for pizza, conversation and a selection of short videos on how students benefit from being outdoors.

Saturday November 3

Conference (proposed - may change)


Room 1

Room 2

Room 3
Nuts & Bolts

Room 4
MEEA Sessions


Registration and Check-in




Connecting Youth with Nature

Fly, Crawl, Walk, Flutter or Buzz into Pollination

Connecting Your School Garden to the Community

Missouri Environmental Educator Certification




School Gardens: The Living Laboratory

Saving Endangered Species

Classroom Management in the Outdoors

Missouri Green Schools Program






Awards & Announcements




Nature as Classroom

Activities for the Anthropocene

Grant Writing

MEEA Resources for Educators




Bright Spots: Barstow School Students


Table Talks: Carbon in the Air


MEEA Meeting (with snacks)

Session Descriptions

PreK-5th Grade

6th-12th Grade

Nuts and Bolts


 Register for the Conference




Special (Retirees, Students, Hands-On Presenters, Committee Members)


Youth (18 and under)





Go here to register online or to download a form


Kudos to MEEA and MELAB Members!

Did you get a promotion? Take on a new job? Win an award? Receive a Grant? Let us know so we can share the news with your peers!


Things to Look for (or Look Out for) in September

Check out all the 2018 Green Holidays.

What to Look for Right Now - MDC's list of What's Out There in September!


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Coming Up in the Next Two Months

Special online course in Civic Ecology from Cornell University - September 18-November 5 -

(These count for Environmental Educator Certification categories 1, 2 or 3. Visit the EE Certification page here)

EE Jobs details here


Teaching and Learning: Drought

MO Drought Map

August 2018. Almost all of the state is abnormally dry (yellow), 50% is experiencing severe drought (orange) and 25% of the state is in extreme drought conditions (red). Check out these education resources about drought collected by MEEA




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