Mojave Environmental Education Consortium

Rating: 4.95 stars   74 reviews


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: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC is truly here to support teachers and students in our area! From classes to competitions , they do it all. I have attended teacher trainings for solar energy, gardening and STEM learning. They have sponsored student events for STEM learning and Solar Oven competitions. They help sponsor multiple day travels for teachers to learn about geology and other subjects. They offer grants to help curtail field trip costs for environmental topics as well as grants for gardens in schools. What an amazing organization! Our schools would suffer without the knowledge shared by that terrific organization. Thank you for your continued support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC offers many opportunities for teachers to receive training in many areas that benefit students. They offer grant opportunities to provide for the funds to take an educational field trip. They provide other grant opportunities towards developing a school garden and other creative endeavors. They help provide lots of outstanding opportunities to teachers. I went to a Forestry Institute years ago. It was an amazing educational experience. It provide tools that I use to share hands on with my students to this day. I am thankful for all the amazing opportunities they offer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC has provided many wonderful resources for my classroom. I have attended numerous STEM learning classes, where I have been given first hand knowledge and classroom materials to take back to my students and school site. My students have benefited greatly from the knowledge that I have acquired through MEEC support. My students have gone on wonderful learning field trips that support 21st Century learning. If it wasn't for MEEC, many teachers would not have the support in the classroom that we do with MEEC.
Thank you MEEC for all of your support to the Teachers of the High Desert!

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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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