Mojave Environmental Education Consortium
Rating: 4.95 stars 63 63 reviews 1,404
14306 Park Ave Victorville CA 92392 USA
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.
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
Educators and students grades K-12
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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.
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
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MEEC has supported my students and I for many years. My students have learned about solar, wind, hydroelectric, and hydroponics through projects and labs funded by MEEC. The teacher workshops, support, and supplies for teachers are by far the best in the high desert.
Mojave Environmental Education Consortium (MEEC) is one of the greatest assets to the victor valley region in the Mojave Desert. This nonprofit offers educational opportunities at no cost to local educators. The workshops they provide (free of charge, with food) are phenomenal in that they teach educators about the area we live in and about environmental issues that are prevalent in the area. Educators leave the workshops with lessons they can take and use the very next day in their classroom. In addition to the workshops, MEEC offers grants for schools that can be used for environmental education, school gardens, and field trips to environmental education related field trips. Throughout the year they hold various contests for students to promote environmental awareness. Using the essays, videos, and projects that students submit MEEC awards prizes and/or scholarships to the students. This nonprofit is a wonderful organization and is one of the only organizations in the area that reaches out to our community.
MEEC has supported our students in many ways through the years. We have participated in the YELC conference where our students have made a difference in our school environment with the education they have delivered. MEEC comes to our science fair each year with a special award to honor students who have exceptional environmental projects. The solor oven competition is a favorite as well and our students have placed well each year. My favorite event is the Student of the Year award and the teacher of the year award. MEEC is amazing and we hope they are around for a long time to come.
Mary Eller, Principal - Lucerne Valley Elementary
MEEC is the best! They are so professional and generous! I've attended several workshops they've offered for educators and have always been impressed, and enlightened! Samantha takes her job seriously and follows through to provide a positive experience for all.
MEEC is a wonderful organization! Samantha Murray goes out of her way to involve the community in the vast programs offered through MEEC. I am go grateful for all the professional development opportunities and the curriculum provided by this organization that reinforces STEM in my classroom. In addition to professional development, MEEC offers many grants, contests, and additional resources for the classroom and school. Not only are there common core centered projects and activities, the curriculum is relevant and actively engages students in learning about the environment. Thank you, MEEC!
MEEC has been outstanding for our students and our community! They are educating teachers and students and causing a paradigm shift in our area. Our school has become a school of environmental education, largely as a result of MEEC's influence. Samantha Murray is a true professional and works to continually improve the education system.
These folks to it all: training for me; projects and events for my students; and transportation grants for environmental field trips. I started enjoying their programs a dozen years ago and they have grown stronger with time.
This is a wonderful organization that sponsors a variety of STEM workshops for classroom teachers. Teachers are treated to engaging presentations and are sent off back to their classrooms with supplies and resources to prepare their students for 21st century careers! I look forward to attending at least one or two of these each year.
What an awesome organization. They have great ideas and resources for teachers in the classroom. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The grants from MEEC are awesome benefits for the teacher.
First learned about MEEC 6 years ago and had one of my students enter and essay contest. She won and is now study marine science in San Diego. Have attended multiple seminars, received their "teaching boxes" and used them to help expand my students knowledge in earth science.