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Earth Quest: A game of Environmental Literacy

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2018-2019 Board

Officers (job descriptions)
President - This position is currently open
(Mar 2018-Feb 2019
President Elect/Secretary - This position is currently open
(Mar 2018-Feb 2019 - then this person becomes President)


Treasurer - This position is currently open
(Mar 2018-Feb 2020)


At-Large Board Members (job description)
Phyllis Balcerzak, St. Louis
(Mar 2018-Feb 2019)


Susan Flowers, St. Louis (orange shirt)
(Mar 2018-Feb 2019)
I believe we are at a pivotal moment where environmental education efforts could make a critical difference in the long-term sustainability of our natural resources and global biodiversity. Many of us are doing what we can to make a difference in our local communities, but we need to share our ideas, challenges, and successes as environmental educators across our state to have greater impact. Being involved with MEEA allows me to have this greater impact, supporting environmental education efforts for all Missouri students. The MEEA newsletter and website are fantastic resources and the annual Green Schools and Environmental Education Conference brings us all together!

Susan Flowers with students


Jennifer Grabner, Columbia
(Mar 2018-Feb 2020)
I think I can help broaden MEEA’s visibility & network of partnering organizations to help increase participation by schools & other educators in various MEEA & Environmental Ed opportunities – particularly with the nonprofits & schools I’m connected with through the MO Healthy Food AmeriCorps Program & with organizations/entities with whom I worked during my time with the Southern Boone Learning Garden. I have served on several other nonprofit boards & committees over the past 10 years including Columbia's Community Garden Coalition board, the Boone County Extension Council, the Southern Boone YMCA board, the Southern Boone PTA, and of course the 2018 MEEA/GS conference committee

Jenny Grabner


Carrie Mackey-Hammond, Jefferson City
(Mar 2017-Feb 2019)
I work as an Interpretive Resource Specialist II at the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City. I have also worked as an Educator and Excavation Researcher at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science and a Naturalist at Bennett Spring State Park. I did graduate research in Nature Deficit Disorder. I feel I can contribute to networking between MEEA and other organizations, with outreach programs, grant research and outdoor classroom and neighborhood garden advocacy.
Carrie Hammond
Melvin Johnson, Springfield
(Mar 2017-Feb 2019)
I retired from the Springfield - Green County Park Board 2015 where I served as the Doling Community Ctr Directto and then as the Outdoor Initiatives Supervisor. I have also volunteered with Master Naturalists, Safe Kids Springfield, and Springfield Grotto. I am certified or trained in camping, interpretation, Leave No Trace, LEP, Hunter Safety Education, NRA Marksmanship Safety, PLT, WILD and WET and other outdoor activities and sports. One of the areas I feel particularly able to work with MEEA is in making the connection to between Environmental Awareness and Outdoor Education.

Melvin Johnson


Andy Klingensmith, St. Louis
(Mar 2018-Feb 2020)
I currently manage the teen network’s social media accounts as well as creating promotional materials for teen programs. I am a people person and like reaching out and learning about what other groups are doing in the field of EE and seeing how I can apply those ideas to my programs.  I’m an easy going individual who loves sharing my passion of the outdoors. I want to do my part to help promote environmental education in our state. I enjoy time spent outdoors I and I believe that just being outdoors and spending time in nature can remedy a lot of what ails our society.  

Andy Klingensmith


Chrisine Li, Columbia
(Mar 2017-Feb 2019)
I am currently an Assistant Professor in Environmental Education at University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources. I am working with undergraduate and graduate students to develop and evaluate environmental education programs. I received Ph.D in Forest Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2016 and obtained a master’s degree in Environmental Education from University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2012. I have always been passionate about teaching and using education to engage public and youth in learning about environmental issues. My career goals are to become a scholar designing high quality educational materials and conducting collaborative and interdisciplinary research to promote sustainability and resilience. Serving on the MEEA Board of Directors will enable me to meet and network with other environmental educators in Missouri and work together toward the common goal.

Christine Li


Kevin Mouser, Stella
(Mar 2018-Feb 2020)
I am a teacher in the field of Environmental Education with 14 years of experience. I have been a Master Naturalist for 5 years and have garnered over 500 hours of advanced training and volunteer service with that organization. I also hold a bachelor degree in Biology from College of the Ozarks and over 30 hours of graduate credit hours in Biology from Missouri State University. As a Master Naturalist I have served as both Vice-President and President of my local chapter. I want to see the goals of the Environmental Educator furthered in the state of Missouri both in the areas of formal education and in the areas of informal education. It is the responsibility of each generation to pass on their love and appreciation of this work to the next. We must do this to our full potential. Serving on the board fits within this goal.

Kevin Mouser


Laura Seger, St. Louis
I have worked as both an educator and a manager of EE programs, for infants to adults. I am passionate about the field and have strong networks that are accessible as resources. I value the organization and mission and want to help provide support, and appreciate the networking opportunities with others in the field.
Laura Seger
Executive Director (job description)
Jan Weaver, Columbia
I have been a member of MEEA since it was formed, and served as a board member and president when I was the Director of the Environmental Studies program at the University of Missouri. I feel MEEA plays a key role in helping educators find resources they can use to help them with their environmental education activities, which is why I chose to work with and for MEEA after my retirement from MU.

Jan Weaver





MEEA organizes its work into four categories with the teams in each category helping with getting the work done.


This team covers membership, outreach and communication, including the newsletter and website, and our EE Awards


This team covers the conference, certification, and our EE grants


This team covers financial mangement, developing the budget and fund development. The treasurer chairs this committee.


This team covers strategic planning, by-law review and nominations. The president elect/secretary chairs this committee



MEEA Projects


Coloring Sheets

Earth Quest

Environmental Education Grants

Environmental Education Awards