Missouri Environmental Education Association

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2013 MO EE Conference

2014 MO EE Conference, November 8, 2014, Columbia MO



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2014 Missouri Environmental Education Conference
Saturday November 8, 2014
Columbia College, Columbia MO



Our theme for the 2013-2018 Conferences will be "Green to the Core - Linking Environmental Literacy to the Standards".

For the 2014 Missouri EE Conference, Invited Presentations will showcase existing national and state programs that connect environmental education with schools.

We are also looking for interactive 50 minute presentations that cover both

a Show-Me Environmental
Literacy Standard
and a

1.Next Generation Science or
2.Common Core English Language Artsor
3.Common Core Math or
4.ShowMe Social Studies Standards

In addition to the interactive sessions, we are looking for 20 minute mini-presentations, 30 inute table talks and posters on any environmental education topic

Topics can include lesssons, introductions to curricula, programs, contests or awards, information about parks or nature centers, research about environmental education, student research on an environmental topic, or how-tos about any environmentally-related subject.

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Call for proposals - Deadline August 29, 2014

Pick your presentation format......

  1. Interactive Presentations - 50 minutes. These presentations must combine at least one environmental standard with one subject standard. They should also incorporate at least 15 minutes of an interactive activity with the audience. visit www.meea.org/standards.shtml for information on standards.
  2. Mini-Presentations- 20 minutes. These presentations are talks or demonstrations that follow a formal speaker - audience format.
  3. Table Talks- 30 minutes. These presentations take place sitting at a table with a small and changing audience that drops-in and drops-out depending on the relevance of the topic to them. This kind of presentation is ideal for walking others through the details of an activity, lab, or program.
  4. Posters. Posters will hang through out the day but authors are expected to be available to talk about their posters for a short period in the afternoon.

Draft your proposal. You will need....

We are still accepting proposals for the Mini-Prsentations, Table Talks and Posters!

Go to Green to the Core Presenter Submission Form and fill in the onliine form

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Conference Schedule (Tentative)

Time Dorsey Hall Strand 1-206 Strand 2-207 Strand 3-204
9:00 Registration Dorsey, east wing 2nd floor
9:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks Chapel
10:00 Formal Session Community Based Learning- Gardens as Ecosystems - John Nies Flying Wild - A Celebration of Birds - Janice Green Missouri: Learning Lab for Environmental/Sustainability Issues - Don Corrigan
11:00 Formal Session HItchhikers, Fliers, and Floaters: Seed Adaptation in the Southern Boone Learning Garden - Sarah Cramer  Cultivating Place-Based Stewardship Activities - Heather Gillich Why Sustainability isn't Catching On - the Issue with the Big Picture - Brendan Hellebusch
Noon Lunch, Awards, MEEA updates - Cafeteria Lee Room
12:45 EnviroQuiz - Cafeteria Lee Room
1:30 Mini-Presentations UMSL’s Environmental Education/Interpretation Chancellor Certificate Professional Development Program - Jim Jordan Organizing an Electronic Recycling Drive - Carey Scherder
How Science Olympiad Events Help Meet Learning Standards - Hugh McMonigle
2:00 Mini-Presentations
Building Environmental Education Communities in St. Louis - Michael Nelson
Create a Successful Nature-Based Event in your Neighborhood - Mary McCarthy Counting Birds for Science - John Sode
2:30 Table Talks, Posters  - Jane Froman Studio
3:00 Conference Debrief - short session for folks who want to provide feedback on what worked, what didn't and what to change for next year - 204

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The EnviroQuiz is our new fundraiser at the conference. Participants are invited to form teams of 2 to four people, with a $10 entry fee for each person on the team. Registration will be on site.

Teams will compete by filling in written answers to sets of questions on solid waste. The three teams with the most correct answers will win First, Second and Third place and cool environmentally relevant prizes. Ties will be settled with questions MEEA's MO Environmental News page January 2014 through September 2014.

QUIZ QUESTIONS - SOLID WASTE - See the Solid Waste Questions Here

TieBreaker - questions based on 2014 Missouri Environmental News, January through September



  1. steel
  2. with a spectroscopic scanner
  3. figuring out how to make a product with the same qualities and performance with less material
  4. how ignitable, corrosive, reactive or toxic it is




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Columbia College in Columbia MIssouri

Originally founded as Christian Female College, the college was the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. The college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it transitioned from a two-year women's college to a four-year coeducational college. Though Columbia College has retained a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since its inception, the college is a nonsectarian school welcoming students of all religious denominations.

Campus MapColumbia College Map

Here is an interactive map of the campus- http://www.ccis.edu/about/campusmap.aspParking will be available in the 10th Street Lot at 10th and Rogers.The conference will be in Dorsey Hall on the second floor.Lunch will be in Dulaney Hall where vegetarian and vegan options are available in the Cafeteria.

Directions to Campus - http://web.ccis.edu/About/Directions.aspx

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Columbia Dining and Accommodations

Columbia Visitor's Center - http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com

The Columbia College campus is just a few blocks north of downtown. The downtown Double Tree Inn and The Tiger Hotel run $139-$150 a night. Hotels further out run the gamet from $50 to $120.

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