OUR MISSION
In order to help create a more sustainable future for all Maine communities,
the Maine Environmental Education Association uses the power of education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement
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The 2017 MEEA Conference
Co-Sponsored by the Colby College Environmental Studies Program 
MARCH 23 and 24, 2017 at DIAMOND BUILDING, COLBY COLLEGE

Resilience In Environmental Education:
Connecting Schools, Communities and Nature

More than 193 of Maine's Leading Environmental Educators Participated!          

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Environmental Education in Maine is a strong professional community, steadfast in what we stand for: advancing environmental literacy, strengthening civic engagement, creating a more diverse and inclusive society that will lead to a more sustainable future for all.

The conference offers more than 30 presentatiopns and workshops on:

●  Empowering the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
●  Better Together: Building Innovative Partnerships
●  Interdisciplinary Environmental Education In and Out of Schools
●  Advancing Climate Change Education
●  Other topics 

KEYNOTE

Scythe, Fire, Drought:
Strengthening Resilience
in 
the Field
 
What does resilience look like in environmental education? How should we work together to do our important work through challenging times?

Lisa Purcell, Executive Director of Four Winds Nature Institute will share her insights on finding the strength, optimism, and capacity needed to make realistic plans and carry them out. 

 

 SPECIAL SHORT COURSE

Multi-Solving for Climate Change
Thursday March 23 – 1:30pm-4:30pm

Multi-solving (v.): Searching for systemic solutions that protect the climate while improving health, equity and well-being. This emerging concept gives us a framework for working holistically to address issues while solving for climate change at the same time. You will leave this workshop with a framework for designing projects that multi-solve. We will work in groups to come up with a project that could be a multi-solving example.

Presented by Coleen O'Connell, Director/Faculty of the Ecological Teaching and Learning MS Program in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

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Empowering Maine's Next Generation of Environmental LeadersEmerging Leaders

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On September 15-16 2016, MEEA brought together a dynamic group of both emerging and established environmental leaders. Gathering at the Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, a mix of forty young and experienced environmental leaders tackled some challenging questions: 

 What Is MEEA For?

Imagine the first time you ever saw a moose, or explored a tide pool, felt the cool water of the ocean wash over your skin, climbed a mountain... Now imagine a life where you live only hour from the ocean in Maine but have never walked on the beach, never hiked a mountain, never heard the waves crashing, or seen the beauty of sand pipers in flight. Many economic barriers exist for many Maine children that could make this unbelievable statement their actual reality. At MEEA, we believe that ALL Maine children have the right to experience the unimaginable beauty of the sate we are so lucky to inhabit.

Today, MEEA is focused on smart growth: better access to funding for transformative projects, improving organizational function, and broadening our reach to a more diverse audience. In the past few years, MEEA has achieved success under all these measures.

eepro-logo-eecentral   Monthly Webinars
.  .Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE

MEEA is co-hosting a series of monthly webinars with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). A part of NAAEE's and Cornell University’s EECapacity (Expanding Capacity in Environmental Education) project, these webinars support professional development, strengthen the field of environmental education, and share innovative practices from across the country and around the globe. Click here to learn more about the series and upcoming programs.

 

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