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.

MELAB Meeting Tuesday March 12, 2013

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Location: Columbia Public Library, Broadway and Garth, Columbia

Columbia Public Library

Map it: http://goo.gl/maps/ICjyN

Park across the street at the lot on the north west corner

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Meeting Objectives

  1. Increase participants’ awareness and knowledge of what others are doing in Missouri
  2. Increase the number of acquaintances or contacts each person has
  3. Work on common goals and objectives identified at previous meetings: standards and assessments, fostering stewardship, green schools, promoting environmental career education
  4. Evalutate value of MELAB, consider next steps

Meeting Schedule


Yes for now...

  1. Shaun Bates - MO DESE (Science Education) - Jefferson City
  2. Debbie Brunner - MO DNR (Natural Resources Education) - Jefferson City
  3. Barbara Buffalo - Columbia Sustainability Office - Columbia
  4. Oscar Carter - MO DESE (Future Farmers) - Jefferson City
  5. Brandi Cartwright - Under the Rain Tree - St. Louis
  6. Teresa Chase - U.S. Forest Service - Rolla
  7. Melanie Cheney - Missouri River Relief - Columbia
  8. Clara-Collins Coleman - Laumier Sculpture Park - St. Louis
  9. Erica Cox - Project WET (TENTATIVE) - Springfield
  10. Carol Davit - Missouri Prairie Foundation
  11. Ethan Duke - Missouri River Bird Observatory - Marshalll
  12. Susan Flowers - Washington University - St. Louis
  13. Jim Jordan - University of Missouri St. Louis - St. Louis
  14. Chris Kalter - St.Louis Count Health - St. Louis
  15. Barbara Lucks - Springfield Environmental Office (TENTATIVE)- Springfield
  16. Matt Magoc - Audubon Center at Riverlands - St. Louis area
  17. Steve Mahfood - Nature Conservancy - Columbia
  18. Charles Nilon - Audubon Missouri - Columbia
  19. Ken Perdue - Staples Sustainable Business Solutions - Kansas City
  20. Tana Pulles - Springfield Environmental Office - Springfield
  21. Matt Riggs - KC Environmental Education Network - Kansas City
  22. Kendra Swee - Association of Missouri Interpreters
  23. Al Vogt - Conservation Federation of Missouri- Columbia
  24. Jan Weaver - Missouri Environmental Education Association

Not able to at this time, but still interested

  1. Emily Andrews - US Green Building Council
  2. Katie Belisle-Iffrig - Show Me Youth Media/USGBC Green Schools- St. Louis
  3. Erika Brandl - MO DESE (After School Programs)
  4. Brian Crouse - Mo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  5. Robert Dillon - Maplewood Richmond Heights School
  6. Mike Dimond - Boy Scouts Great Rivers Council - Columbia
  7. Hope Gribble - USGBC LEED Green Associate
  8. Peggy Lemons - Soil and Water Conservation District, Envirothon
  9. Kevin Lohraff - MDC
  10. Holly Neill - MO Stream Team Watershed Association
  11. Kathyrn Smaistrla - Sustainalbe Energy & Environmentl Coordinator, UMSL
  12. Judy Stinson - MO DNR Soil and Water Conservation, Envirothon
  13. Susan Trautman - Great Rivers Greenway District
  14. Marci Verbrugge Rhind - Sprint (TENTATIVE) - Kansas City
  15. Ginny Wallace - MO DNR

Work Group Materials

Objectives from the last meeting

1. Stewardship/Marketing – form partnerships with common goals, gather info about programs and consolidate, develop clearinghouse, facilitate discussions among organizations about stewardship

2. Standards/Assessment – redraft proposed standards to incorporate suggestions and comments

3. Green Schools/Careers – set up a green schools website, develop and post a self-check list for schools, including a first steps list, add MELAB members to site (as resource?), add "Why be a Healthy Green School" to site, invite Kansas and Texas folks to meet, contact USGBC for state-wide support.