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Missouri Environmental Education News
December 2019

Table of Contents: Conference Photos, MEEA Conference Presentation Slides, Things to Look Out for This Month, Kudos, MEEA News, Grants, Contests and Awards, Conferences, Workshops, Jobs

Dear MEEA Members,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so grateful to be connected to all of you through MEEA, working together to catalyze meaningful change for people and the planet. The MEEA Conference took place Nov. 1-3, and was a wonderful weekend full of learning and postivity. Thank you to all those who turned out to make the weekend such a smashing success!

The Conference Committee deserves a special thank you. Laura Seger, Amber Brown, Kat Golden, Hope Gribble, and Lucy Herleth put in countless hours to create this meaningful event. The St. Louis Zoo donated space and staff time to help with just about every aspect of the actual event, again thank you! Because of the Zoo and our other sponsors--The Missouri Botanical Garden, Tyson Research Center, Forest Park Forever, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Gateway Greening, wallflowerdesign, and Greenscape Gardens--we were able to offer sliding scale registration to eliminate cost as a barrier to attendance.

And, of course, the Saturday presenters and tablers and Sunday green school tour guides were the heartbeat of the actual event. Thank you to all the folks who donated time to share knowledge and inspiration. In case you missed it, check out the presentation slides in the newsletter below. And be sure not to skip the Kudos section--it features all of our amazing MEEA Award honorees!

Enjoy! Happy Holidays everyone!

Lesli Moylan, Executive Director
P.S. We had a glitch with our conference survey, so please take a moment and share your experience. I promise it's short--just two questions!

Conference Photos!

Conference Chair, Laura Seger at the Friday night social (right)

Amber Brown,
STL Zoo Education Intern
Keynote speakers Sheila Voss, left, and Louise Bradshaw, right, encouraged us to embrace the "and"...

Presentation Sessions

Table Talks

Green Schools Tour

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Middle School
The College School
The Soulard School

2019 MEEA Conference Presentation Slides

If we didn't receive a copy of your presentation, and you'd like to archive it on our website, please email a pdf copy of your slides to Lesli Moylan. Thank you!

Things to Look for (or Look Out for) in December!

(check out all the green holidays)

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


Kudos to the MEEA network of members for responding so quickly last month to the need to share their climate change education practices with a KC NPR reporter. Take a listen, the story features MEEA member Jen Lacy and 2020 Sustainability Institute for Educators presenter Michael Wysession!

Kudos to the 2019 MEEA Awards Honorees!


Coming Up in the Next Two Months

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

EE Jobs details here