Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board

A network of organizations, agencies and businesses working to advance environmental literacy in Missouri.


This work is supported by a grant from the U.S. EPA








Header Picture Captions: Left to Right: Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial S.P. Nature Detectives, Summer 2010; Academie Lafayette, Kansas City, Stream Class; Sustain Mizzou Green Team recycling at an MU home football game, Columbia. If you have pictures of your students learning aout or working in the environment (with permissions) send them to weaverjc@missouri.edu and we will post them.

Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board (MELAB)

Next Meeting: Thursday May 5, 2016,

Location TBD


The Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board (MELAB) is an organization of organizations, with the goal of helping schools, agencies, non-profits and businesses find where they fit into Environmental Education in Missouri, network with other organzations who share similar goals, develop ways to assess if and how they are making a difference, and provide a way for them to help guide environmental education in Missouri.

If you belong to a school, agency, non-profit, business or other organization whose mission includes an interest in what Missorians know and understand about their environment, then consider these questions:

MELAB Representation

Since its first meeting in March of 2012, representatives of over 40 organizations, agencies and businesses have participated in one or more of MELAB's ongoing meetings.

  1. Boeing
  2. City of Springfield
  3. Columbia Sustainability Office
  4. Columbia College
  5. Conservation Federation of Missouri
  6. Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO
  7. GLADE - Missouri State University
  8. Green Chamber of Commerce - Columbia Chapter
  9. Kansas City Environmental Education Network
  10. Laumier Sculpture Park - Kansas City
  11. Lincoln University
  12. Maplewood Richmond Heights Schools
  13. Mark Twain National Forest - U.S. Forest Service
  14. Mid-America Regional Council
  15. MidWest Recycling
  16. Missouri Audubon
  17. Missouri Botanical Garden
  18. Missouri Department of Conservation
  19. Missouri Department of Health and Human Services
  20. Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  21. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Science & After School Programs
  22. Missouri Environmental Education Association
  23. Missouri Prairie Foundation
  24. Missouri Recycling Association
  25. Missouri Recycling Program (state)
  26. Missouri River Bird Observatory
  27. Missouri River Relief
  28. Missouri State Parks
  29. Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition
  30. Ozark National Scenic Riverways - National Park Service
  31. Ozarks Water Watch
  32. Peace Corps - MU Office
  33. Prarie Fork Conservation Area
  34. Project WET, WILD, Learning Tree - Missouri
  35. Raintree Learning Community - St. Louis
  36. Shaw Nature Reserve
  37. Show-Me Youth Media
  38. Staples
  39. St. Louis County Health Department
  40. St. Louis Science Center
  41. St. Louis Sustainable Villages
  42. University of Missouri-Columbia
  43. University of Missouri-St. Louis
  44. Washington University/Tyson Research Center

Informational Documents and Websites

Questions? Email weaverjc@missouri.edu

This and other MELAB events are supported by a grant from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and with funds from the Missouri Environmental Education Association