Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA)
Uniting voices, providing support and connecting environmental educators across Montana.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN MONTANA EE?
Special Invitation to NGSS Webinar (copy of email sent to MEEA):
We invite you to join us in a webinar about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and opportunities at the state level to advance the field of environmental education.
The NGSS represent an unprecedented opportunity for the environmental and sustainability education community. In a webinar on March 17 (archived here) more than 500 participated in an initial webinar on NGSS and environmental education. This follow-up webinar will focus on opportunities at the state level—and how our organizations can partner with formal educators to aid the implementation of NGSS and advance the field of environmental education.
We have organized a webinar Tuesday, April 29 from 2 to 4 pm EST The webinar will feature Martin Storksdieck, Ph.D., Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council which developed the Framework for K-12 Science Education; Louisa Koch, Education Director at NOAA; Laura Downey, Executive Director of Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education; and Lisa Alexander, Executive Director, Audubon Naturalist Society.
We hope that you can join us online on April 29. RSVP online and you will be sent login information in advance of the webinar. Participation in the webinar is limited and registration is done on a first-come first-served basis. We will have an archived copy of the webinar available for those who are not able to participate on April 29.
Please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.
If you have any suggestions, thoughts, or questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of us.
Kevin Coyle, National Wildlife Federation
Gerald Lieberman, State Environment and Education Roundtable
Jennifer Seydel, Green Schools National Network
Jim Elder, Campaign for Environmental Literacy
Judy Braus, North American Association for Environmental Education
Congratulations to our 2014 MEEA Award Winners!
We were proud to award the following individuals for our 2014 MEEA Awards:
Teacher of the Year: Lori Ortley, Flathead High School
Sense of Wonder: Kristen Litz, Clark Fork School, Missoula
Sense of Wonder: Kurt Cunningham, MT FWP
Students of the Year: Olivia Schmit, Hamilton Middle School
Nature and Scope of Outdoor and Nature Programming in Montana
Along with our other partners in the Montana Children and Nature Initiative, MEEA sponsored a survey in 2013 to identify what really is happening to get kids connected with nature in Montana. Amanda Obery of Montana State University took the lead on the project, an nearly 800 educators across the state responded. Take a look at the results in two great online Prezi presentations (survey of programming, and where do we go from here?). You can also see a PDF poster of the results that was presented at the 2013 NAAEE conference in Baltimore here. MEEA has used this survey in part to determine our strategic direction moving forward. Exciting stuff!
Read the latest BugNet
Workshops, classes, and other info about EE in Montana available on BugNet, the montly newsletter of MEEA. Read about it here!