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The 2017 MEEA Conference
Resilience In Environmental Education:
Early bird rates through February 19
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.
At the conference we will continue our focus on MEEA’s four strategic goals and learn how being resilient will keep them moving forward:
● Empowering the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
Also a Special Short Course on 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.
Celebrating Excellence in Environmental Education in Maine
MEEA honored 2016's outstanding environmental educator, school, business, student and environmental program in Maine at an event co-hosted by Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. The keynote speaker for this celebration of excellence in environmental education was the recently named New England Environmental Education Alliance 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year, Cicy Po, a science teacher at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine.
In addition to MEEA's traditional awards slate, this year MEEA also presented a special lifetime achievement award to Peter Zack for his distinguished service and enduring contributions to the field of environmental education.
Maine State award winners include:
• ReVision Energy: The Maine Environmental Education Association Business of Year
• Bath Middle School: The Maine Environmental Education Association School of the Year
• “Youth Programs” Cultivating Community: The Excellence in Environmental Education Program Award
• Amanda Ripa and Michelle Broyer: Eberhard Thiele Environmental Educator of the Year
• Alexandra Beatrice Trumann: The Maine Environmental Education Association Student of the Year
• Peter Zack: The Maine Environmental Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award
Regional Award Winner:
• Cicy Po: Science Teacher, Cheverus High School, Winner of the New England Environmental Education Alliance's 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year
MEEA recognized Maine individuals who won national and regional environmental education awards in 2016. Maine is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of environmental education and the quality and caliber of our 2016 Awardees represent why this reputation persists.
National Award Winners Include:
• Chloe Maxmin: Winner of the North American Association for Environmental Education's 30 under 30 Award recognizing the top 30 young people in North America under the age of 30 doing significant environmental work that incorporates education.
• Adrian Ayson: MEEA Projects Manager, Winner of the North American Association for Environmental Education's 2016 Outstanding Service to EE at the Regional Level.