Mojave Environmental Education Consortium

Rating: 4.95 stars   42 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 14306 Park Ave Victorville CA 92392 USA

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC is an invaluable resource for teachers. They offer FREE workshops for teachers and hands-on curriculum for our students. They encourage us to use EEI curiculum the materials and lesson plans help keep teaching FUN and keeps our students engaged. The EEI curriculum challenges our students to learn vocabulary and to be caretakers of Earth, animals and plants and their own surroundings. We are very fortunate to have them here for us. My class was awared Enviro-bucks last year to take a field trip to Forever Wild. They provided the money needed for the 2 buses that took our 4 first grade classes on that field trip. We do not have money for field trips so we were VERY APPRECIATIVE of the opportunity!

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC has supported educators in the high desert and is well known for its amazing and relevant environmental curriculum. They also directly and indirectly affect members of the public in many positive ways! MEEC hosts YELC which has greatly influenced and educate my daughters! The Youth Environmental Leadership Conference addresses dozens of stewardship topics for a wide range of age groups. It educates kids and inspires them to take ownership and action in the conservatorship of our world/communities and resources. My family truly appreciates all of their efforts!!

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give them more funding! and let them run even more programs!

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Life-changing

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

MEEC has allowed me to use so many resources from their website for my 5th grade students. I have also had the opportunity to go to teacher training paid by MEEC sponsors to use in my classroom for many years to come. That makes all the difference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more Companies to donate money to the organization to be able to send many more teachers to trainings.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an employee of the Boeing Company, Environment Health and Safety office in Palmdale, I am proud of the fact that our leadership has sponsored the MEEC program!
Providing resources for the next generation to appreciate how environmental stewardship affects the quality of life for all and giving them a solid foundation to build upon gives us all hope for the future of our planet. Christie Robinson inspired our employees by attending our Earth Day celebration and giving us a “hands on” storm water pollution demonstration.
What a worthy cause!

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a Career & College Specialist at Hesperia High. I keep MEEC on my Scholarship Bulletins as there are many great opportunities for high school students. I also forward many of the teacher workshop notices to our entire staff, and they love it! MEEC has tons of info for students, parents, and people like myself that are teaching about how careers are changing, AND how important MATH AND SCIENCE are!Thank you MEEC! Leslie Rockwell @ Hesperia High

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2012

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