Annual Conference

Montana’s Many Voices: Exploring Equity and Inclusion in Environmental Education

The 2021 conference focused on providing educators with resources to ensure their environmental education is promoting environmental literacy to all demographics and incorporating varied perspectives from across our state. In recognition of the important topics covered during the conference, the MEEA board has decided to make the recordings of all conference sessions available to the entire community of environmental educators in Montana and beyond.


  • Dates: March 23, 24th & 25th, 2021
  • Times: Keynotes at 9 am and 50-minute sessions at 10 and 11 and 30-minute Learning Lunches at noon. The days wrap with special evening social programs.
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Keynotes: Mandy Smoker Broaddus, NDN Science Show, Shelton Johnson
  • Schedule
  • Session Descriptions


By the Numbers

Conference attendees: 121 (a new MEEA record!)
Keynote presentations: 3
Sessions: 12
Lunch and Learns: 4
States represented: 10! MT, WY, ID, SD, MN, NC, OH, CA, OR, and NY

Silent Auction – Raising Money for Mini-Grants

Thanks to generous donations from businesses and MEEA board members across the state this year’s silent auction had an impressive lineup of items for our first virtual auction. Thanks to all of YOU over $2,000 was raised! These funds will go to support the Get Em’ Outside Mini-Grant program. Thank you to everyone who bid on items during the 2021 silent Auction!

Quotes from 2021 conference attendees:

“The MEEA conference is consistently one of the best professional development opportunities I participate in. Networking opportunities in Montana for environmental, outdoor, conservation, and place-based educators are few and far between, so the MEEA conference is critical to sustaining and advancing what we all do!”

“As a classroom teacher and nonprofit outdoor educator/ecologist, MEEA’s conference allows me to step back, reflect and put into focus what’s really important in my practice – the process of seeking to understand the people and places that I serve and call home.”

“So many amazing speakers, so much incredible information and resources, and such a great opportunity to connect and network!”

“The MEEA Conference is such a great way to connect with the Environmental Education network across Montana. I truly value the time spent learning new skills, increasing my awareness and meeting a diverse group of providers. You are my people!”

“I value the MEEA conference because it helps me be a continual learning. I really appreciated this year’s conference and how relevant all the presentations were. I enjoying connecting and hearing from experts in this field and related fields. Thanks for this opportunity!!!”