Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA)

Uniting voices, providing support and connecting environmental educators across Montana.

WHAT'S GOING ON IN MONTANA EE?

MEEA at MEA-MFT

Come see our membership table and check out this handy chart for MEEA-sponsored sectionals (PDF).

Keynote Speaker Tim Ryan, Thursday at 2pm in the Auditorium

Human Development is based on effective transfer of knowledge and information. From our ancestors beginnings on this earth we have been passing down the knowledge to keep ourselves safe, comfortable and prosperous. Will we be able to continue in light of future doom? TEK or Traditional Ecological Knowledge maybe the answer.

ScienceMontana.org -- a great resource for EE!

A project of our friends at MSU Extended University, ScienceMontana.org is an interactive portal for Montana STEM-related resources. There are download-able materials for life, earth, physical, and space sciences, and plenty of resources connected to Montana's Indian Education for All initiative. It's all Montana-connected information, too!

STEM, NGSS, and other acronyms

The new Next Generation Science Standards contain a lot for environmental and conservation educators to like. Paul Anderson at Bozeman Science (of MSU) has created a video series that breaks down the 400-page document into a number of easy-to-take videos.Visit the YouTube channel here.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is also big in the education world these days. Our colleagues in Oregon have put together a great presentation on connecting STEM with EE.

NAAEE (North American Association for Environmental Education), EEweek, and the Children and Nature Network also have lots of resources for nature-connected education on these and other topics, so check them out!

 

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.

 

 


Flash slideshow here.