Mojave Environmental Education Consortium

Rating: 4.95 stars   60 reviews

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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

Target demographics:

Educators and students grades K-12

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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.


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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great information that is close to home, supports STEM, and helps to fund fantastic learning opportunities for our students.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC offers great programs for teachers. Great ideas for clean tech

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC has offered great opportunities for teachers like me to learn how to better integrate environmentally sound STEM curriculum into my class time and again. Simply awesome!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an educator who teaches environmental science, MEEC is an invaluable resource of opportunities for my students through their various contests & scholarships, material and information for me and my students, and great camaraderie among educators at their workshops. Through the financial backing from companies like Boeing, 3M, and of course the Mojave Air Quality Management District, we have nice facilities for our workshops, and excellent material to bring back to our students. MEEC is truly the best of best for educators in both the High and Low Desert. Thank you MEEC!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC is an outstanding resource for educators in the High Desert area. They are a point of contact for everything environmental. From their library of books, videos, and other assorted items, to their excellent field trips that may last from a few hours to a few days, MEEC is your answer to anything environmentally related. From Christy to Samantha, the staff at MEEC are always friendly, available, and want to help you.

I have used their library, I have gone to many workshops, I have invited guest speakers to my classroom through MEEC, and I will continue to be a great supporter and user of MEEC. Finally, their big event is the Youth Environmental Leadership Conference. While I have not yet been able to attend this with my students, this year I am hoping to get a group of students together to go.

Keep up the great work MEEC!

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I cannot think of a way to change the organization. The fact that they have corporate supporters that are very generous to MEEC is huge, and without their financial support, it would very difficult to offer all the services that they do.

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