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Professional Development Workshops

Updated July 15, 2020


MEEA EE Certification Categories for PD

Category 1 workshops must provide a manual or materials that support the workshop objectives, contain significant content, have age appropriate instructional activities, and offer suggestions for integration with Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art and/or Music. If your workshop has already been certified for college credit, or has been certified by another outdoor, naturalist, environmental or interpretive program, it qualifies for Category 1. Please include information on where it has been certified. If it has not been certified, click here for a form to have your workshop reviewed or contact Lesli Moylan at for assistance.

Category 2 workshops are structured out-of-door experiences, led by a qualified instructor. An individual workshop can count for up to 10 hours of certification.

Category 3 workshops provide information on the theory, practice and history of environmental education or cover current issues or concerns, and provide access to EE resources. This category includes conferences and seminars. An individual workshop should be between 2 and 10 hours.

Webinars and Online Resources

MEEA |NAAEE | NOAA | EPA | Green Teacher | Miscellaneous

MEEA Webinars and COVID-19 Resources

Introductory Workshop on Climate Change Communication, facilitated by Hannah Phillips, Manager of Docents and Interpreters at the St. Louis Zoo, recorded 4/22/2020

Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Changing collection of resources for parents and teachers, including citizen science opportunities, outdoor activities, timely webinars, online learning information, and home-based learning resources.

NAAEE: North American Association for Environmental Education

eeINSPIRE, monthly webinar series on a variety of EE topics, and topics relevant to COVID-19. Recordings available.


VISION: An environmentally literate and engaged public is building more resilient communities resulting in a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
MISSION: To train a cadre of culturally diverse education professionals who have the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to deliver high-quality environmental education in formal and non-formal settings and to strengthen the environmental education field so it can sustain these efforts over the long-term.
Signup for eePRO to access many resources via the online hub.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Marine Sanctuary Webinar Series provides educators with educational and scientific expertise, resources and training to support ocean and climate literacy in the classroom. This series targets formal and informal educators that are engaging students (elementary through college) in formal classroom settings, as well as members of the community in informal educational venues (e.g. after school programs, science centers, aquariums, etc.).

NOAA Planet Stewards Archived Webinars

Spanning Time and Spatial Scales: Modeling our Planet's Climate (3) -

Using Simple Models in Climate Change Education (3) -

Visualizing Change (3) -

An Audience-Focused Approach to Climate Communication, Education and Engagement (3) -

Making Climate Communication Stick with Framing (3) -



Archived EE in Action Webinars

Archived Indoor Air Quality Webinars

Current EPA supported EE Professional Development can be found via NAAEE's ee360 resources


Air Pollution Control Orientation Course (3) - This Web-based course is designed to be used independently, without an instructor. It is intended primarily for new employees in governmental air pollution control agencies. It may also be useful to people who are seeking basic knowledge about air pollution.

Watershed Management Course (3) - The Web site offers a variety of self-paced training modules that represent a basic and broad introduction to the watershed management field.


Green Teacher


Green Teacher Youtube Channel - webinars from the past 30 days can be viewed for free here


Online Course: Climate Action & COVID-19 Recovery Practical Resilience Steps for Rural Communities (July 16-30, 2020)

Energy Efficiency Educator Workshops - Join educators from the Earthways Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden in this 2-day interactive, virtual workshop to learn all about energy. Explore the science behind energy through hands-on, interactive activities and classroom lessons using common household items. The materials are designed to align with Missouri Learning Standards. Build understanding and knowledge of the role that energy has in our daily lives. Explore connections between energy and sustainability, and how you can use energy to teach about human impact on the environment. Free workshops; stipends may be available depending on your location.

Register for the above at:

Register for the above at:


Regional Workshops


Northwest (Cameron, St. Joseph, Maryville, Trenton, Weston)

Northeast (Hannibal, Kirksville, Macon, Mexico, Moberly, Troy)

Kansas City (Blue Springs, Excelsior Springs, Grandview, Gladstone, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Sedalia, Warrensburg)

Central (Columbia, Rocheport, Jefferson City, Fulton, Leasburg, Marshall, Sedalia, Osage Beach, Camdenton)

St. Louis (St. Louis, St. Louis Co Cities, Sullivan, Washington)

Southwest (Bolivar, Branson, Carthage, Joplin, Lebanon, Marshfield, Monett, Nixa, Ozark, Springfield)

Ozark (Cabool, Eminence, Huston, Mountain Grove, Park Hills, Rolla, Saint James, Salem, Waynesville, West Plains, Willow Springs, Winona)

Southeast (Cape Girardeau, Doniphan, Farmington, Hayti, Ironton, Jackson, Kennet, New Madrid, Piedmont, Poplar Bluff, Puxico, Sikeston)

Statewide or Regional Events

National Events

Links to Professional Development Websites (diverse resources found at these sites)