Helping Get Kids Outside Since 1991
MEEA wants to take a moment to remember Dean Smith, an incredible advocate for and teacher of environmental education in Montana. In honor of Dean, his longtime friend and fellow MEEA regional director, John Miller, has established a fund to continue Dean’s legacy.
From John Miller, “In 2016 my good friend, mentor, and master teacher Dean Smith passed away. Dean taught biology, environmental science, botany, and urban agriculture for 30+ years in the Billings school system. He was a longtime member of MEEA and a regular attendant at the annual conference after which he would always state how the experience helped to renew and rejuvenate his passion for teaching about the environment. In short he loved MEEA, its mission, and the positive influence it has had on outdoor education in Montana. A memorial fund has been set up in his name of which donations will help to continue with the excellent work of MEEA.”
We’re saddened by the loss of a friend and grateful to be able to continue Dean’s mission of using the outdoors as a canvas for teaching. Thank you to John Miller for your ongoing dedication and support!