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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MEEA's 2017 Environmental Awards

Nominate an Outstanding Environmental Educator or Program
Deadline: December 15, 2017

 CLICK HERE To Download the Nomination Form 

Do you know an exceptional environmental educator in your Maine community? What about a school that is going above and beyond educating their students about nature and the environment? Is there a local land trust program or nonprofit program that has impacted your life? How about a Maine business you respect for their commitment to sustainability and the environment? If you can answer YES to any of these questions then nominate them so that their achievements can be publicly recognized at the 2017 Awards Gathering on January 24, 2018 at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. 

2016 MEEA AWARDEES 

The 2016 Maine Environmental Education Association Awardees for Outstanding Achievements
(top row, left to right)
The Excellence in Environmental Education Program: “Youth Programs” Cultivating Community 
School of the Year: Bath Middle School
Student of the Year: Alexandra Beatrice Trumann
(bottom row, left to right)
Business of Year: ReVision Energy
Eberhard Thiele Environmental Educator of the Year: Amanda Ripa
Eberhard Thiele Environmental Educator of the Year: Michelle Broyer (posthumous) 
The Maine Environmental Education Association Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter Zack

2017 EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGEMAKERS GATHERING

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

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In an annual intergenerational gathering, twenty established leaders in the environment and conservation fields in Maine joined thrty emerging change-makers between the ages of 15-30. This event helped 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 annual event is a collaborative effort among the Maine Environmental Education Association, Cultivating Community, Maine Audubon, and the 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Tanglewood.

 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, December 12, 4:00 pm

New Approaches to Public Engagement: Seeking Relevance, Response-ability and Resilience (Curtis Ogden, Interaction Institute for Social Change)

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2017's monthly webinar series concludes with Curtis Ogden from the Interaction Institute for Social Change. Curtis brings his experience in education, community building, leadership development, and program design, as well as an abiding passion for work at the intersection of racial justice and environmental sustainability. Curtis has built a robust practice in support of numerous multi-stakeholder collaborative change networks. He is a recognized thought leader around network development and social change.

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