Mojave Environmental Education Consortium
Rating: 4.95 stars 60 60 reviews 1,369
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 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.
MEEC has got to be one of the greatest resources for educators here in the high desert for all STEM-based learning. They are focused around an environmental concept and apply that towards workshops, student conferences, and a multitude of grants meant to increase awareness of our environment as well as promote community service.
MEEC has provided some fantastic and usable trainings in Environmental Education. As a teacher, I love to learn, and I love it even more when I walk away with user-friendly activities and lessons to take back to my students to expand their environmental awareness and experiences! Many Thanks, MEEC!! You are appreciated!
MEEC is an amazing organization!!! They provide opportunities like no other. They are dedicated to getting STEM into the classrooms and they support educators by providing the vehicle for funding! They have helped make a major impact in my classroom!
MEEC is an outstanding organization! They offer many opportunities for both student and the teacher. I was taken back by the measures that the specialists have taken to provide insight, with respect to STEM curriculum. I have been to many fantastic workshops, that allow me to expose my students to various , hands on methods of instruction. In addition, I was given a list of organizations that were willing to come to the classroom and make toothpaste! So many students left school that day, eager to become scientists. Furthermore, I was lucky enough to attend Keystone Science School over the summer. I am at a loss for words! It was an amazing experience! One of which I have taken to my classroom, daily! I can't remember teaching before I found MEEC. I can assure you it has made me love my job even more!
Third Grade Teacher
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MEEC is an amazing organization!! They have provided me an insight on ways to spread awareness. In addition, many opportunities to take my students on field trips, enter contests, for rewards, and classroom visits. I was so impressed with all of the curriculum I was offered, for my classroom. Many of the materials are from garden ideas, coupled with grant opportunities, to NASA and space information. Everything provided is age appropriate, and everyone is so friendly and eager to help in any way. Also, my students have always looked forward to the "Going Green" poster contest, as well as, the many essays made available, for a reward. Lastly, my last classroom visit, was amazing!! My students were able to make toothpaste from sodium carbonate. They added food coloring, and flavoring. They learned about the MOHS hardness scale. They were so excited about that lesson. Many walked away saying that they wanted to be a scientist when they grew up. I am extremely pleased, and I feel very blessed to have found this organization, with respect to the classroom environment!
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