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


The 2017 MEEA Conference

Resilience In Environmental Education:
Connecting Schools, Communities and Nature

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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
●  Better Together: Building Innovative Partnerships
●  Interdisciplinary Environmental Education In and Out of Schools
●  Advancing Climate Change Education

Also a Special Short Course on Thursday March 23 – 1:30pm-4:30pm
Multi-Solving for Climate Change

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. 

Empowering Maine's Next Generation of Environmental LeadersEmerging Leaders


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.