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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: The mission of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) is to improve the environmental literacy of students, teachers and the community of the Mojave Desert region by actively providing quality educational resources. MEEC was founded in 2001 and is the High Desert zone of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network, a project of the California Department of Education. MEEC is headquartered at the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District in Victorville, which also serves as the organization’s lead/founding agency. MEEC’s programs are 100% funded through sponsorships of different levels provided by 40-plus businesses and agencies. MEEC was granted its 501(C) (3) status in 2006.

Results: More than 6,500 students have benefited from MEEC funded field trips to environmentally-relevant field trips; over 700 teachers have participated in free environmental educator workshops and thousands of free educator kits and curriculum have been distributed to more than 200 schools throughout the High Desert

Target demographics: Educators and students grades K-12

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,000+

Geographic areas served: MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Programs: FREE environmental teacher workshops, field trip grants, classroom presentations, STEM career mentors, classroom grants, essay contests, Youth Environmental Leadership Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) conference to promote environmental stewardship through student lead community projects

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

MEEC was there for me from my very first year of teaching to now. They have been instrumental in supporting my science instruction in my Special Education classroom. My students learn best when working across curriculum and hands-on. Science is the best for this type of instruction, and you can see it in my student's engagement. MEEC has been so important to the science instruction within my classroom. They see the importance of continuing to provide a strong science instruction, and they back their support with financial support as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MEEC has provided me with so many opportunities. Not only do they help me with finding unique curriculum for my students but also help to put me in contact with industry professionals (other than myself). They help me bring the real world into my classroom and me to the real world. They have provided me with Place Based Learning opportunities, supplies for my classroom, curriculum, dinner, and networking. Thank you, keep up the good work. I'm telling every teacher I know about MEEC!!! You rock :) and I know because I am a Geologist ;)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the non-profit because it is truly there to help the kids and teachers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MEEC is helping with putting a robotics program at my kids elementary school in the high desert.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MEEC is a great program that helps kids with understanding STEM

Board Member

Rating: 5

Great organization to be apart of. The lessons the non-profit gives to help teachers is outstanding.

1 VOliva

Client Served

Rating: 4

My name is Valerie Kimmel-Oliva, and I am a special education teacher at Desert Knolls Elementary School, Apple Valley Unified School District. I am writing this review to tell you about a wonderful service organization located in the greater Victor Valley.
MEEC-Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is a fantastic organization that supports teachers and provides a variety of opportunities for students within their service area.
I have been attending MEEC training workshops for the past three years. I am beginning my third year as a MEEC-Ambassador at my school-site. I relay information about trainings, workshops, contests, and service learning opportunities, to my peers.
I have had the opportunity to travel to a variety of locations to study environmental issues and participate in conversations with fellow educators from across the country and Mexico. I have taken students on field trips to Organic farms and Recycling Recovery Centers, where MEEC has provide funding for transportation services.
Our school-site has received funding to develop our school garden/outdoor learning laboratory, and to help purchase much needed tools and supplies to make it a sustainable growing project.
I was fortunate and very honored to be selected by the MEEC board as the 2015-2016 MEEC Teacher of the Year. It was a turning point in my professional career and personal development!
We have taken students to the YELC-Youth Environmtal Leadership Conference, the Showcase event, and the Annual Solar Oven Competition, all designed to support service learning and STEM activites/projects.
MEEC is a fantastic organization that helps provide environmental education and programs for teachers,students, and the community members, free of charge. I hope the corporations in the greater San Bernardino County area will consider funding MEEC, as they are a very worthy, honest, and highly professional organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An organization that is a model of how community can help school children learn real world skills that equips them to be active citizens. Professional development conducted by business professionals that trains teachers with the best skills and knowledge for free! Materials, grants and curriculum that ensures students from Kindergarten up can encounter Environmental education in the classroom and in the community.
Since 2008 MEEC has provided grants for buses for field trips, created essay contests that enabled my first, second, third, fourth, and fifth graders with the ability to apply their knowledge, show what they learned and earn prizes for doing so. My first graders were able to learn about water, life science and energy thru window gardens, water activities, butterfly habitats and science experiments. Each step of the learning since 2008 has helped the students have a love for living science and their world! We love MEEC and plan to continue teaming with such a marvelous organization.
Mrs. Williams Cameron Elementary

Client Served

Rating: 5

Even though MEEC is not really close to our area I have been able to use several of their programs over the years. As a teacher I was able to take a photography class and go to a summer class on Catalina Island. I was able to use the knowledge I gained on both these trips in my classroom. I have taken a few other classes as well, but those trips were my favorite. I have also given some of their essay contests to my kids as extra credit assignments. They have won awards a few times too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MEEC has been so much help for the students in our remote desert town. They have come and presented water conservation workshops and provided environmental field trips. In addition, they have given the teachers free STEM and other environmental workshops. I am very grateful for all they do for us in the Morongo Basin.