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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2017 EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGEMAKERS GATHERING

September 29-30, 2017 at Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, Linconville, Maine

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This is an annual intergenerational gathering: established leaders in the environment and conservation fields in Maine and emerging change-makers between the ages of 15-30. This event focuses on helping participants grow their networks, gain inspiration for their own efforts in environmental/conservation work and also participate in skill building trainings and facilitated dialogue on how we can build a more inclusive environmental sector in our state. The Gathering is a collaborative effort between the Maine Environmental Education Association, Cultivating Community, Maine Audubon, and the 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood.

Who will be there?
The gathering will consist of up to 50 changemakers drawn by application. The participants will come from a variety of backgrounds in environmental education, sustainability, conservation, environmental justice, and/or local, sustainable food systems. Preference will be given to those representing underserved audiences and communities in Maine who can contribute to the work of broadening and diversifying Maine’s environmental sector.

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     Goals:

  • Connect passionate individuals across diverse age, backgrounds, and perspectives in Maine’s environmental and conservation sectors

  • Provide inspiration through the sharing of personal learnings and stories

  • Assist participants in defining their “sense of purpose” as the foundation of leadership

  • Provide training on transformational leadership and equitable hiring practices

  • Facilitate innovative conversations exploring how we can better support and amplify the voice of emerging environmental changemakers in Maine.

 

 

 

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 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). These hour-long webinars are on key topics for environmental education professionals that will help raise the bar on the quality of EE programs, expand the scope and reach of these programs, social movements, and improve the way we communicate about our field.  

Click here to learn more and register for upcoming webinars

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
People-Powered Impacts: Using Citizen Science to Change the World

Hear from Mary Ford (National Geographic) and Danny Edelson (BSCS) who will share their expertise in using citizen science to promote learning and increase our impact.

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Biodiversity Around the World

We will hear from Dr. Eric Dinerstein, Director of WildTech and the Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program at RESOLVE, an independent nonprofit organization building strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges and helping community, business, government, and NGO leaders get results and create lasting relationships through collaboration. 

 

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