2016 Maine Environmental Education Association Awards


MEEA presented the annual awards recognizing 2016's outstanding environmental educator, school, business, student and environmental program in the state of Maine on January 25, 2017 at Gilsland Farm, Maine Audubon in Falmouth, Maine.

The keynote speaker for this celebration of excellence in environmental education is the recently named New England Environmental Education Alliance 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year, Cicy Po, who is a science teacher at CheverusHigh School in Portland, Maine.  In addition to MEEA's traditional awards slate, this year MEEA will also be presenting a special lifetime achievement award to Peter Zack for his distinguished service and enduring contributions to the field of environmental education.

MEEA will also be recognizing 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.



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

 New England 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

 National Award Winners from Maine 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 individual level, for regional service.