Join MEEA: Memberships
MEEA helps educators teach people to care about, understand, and act for the resources on which human life, economies and societies depend. By joining MEEA you are connecting with others in Missouri who practice or care about environmental education. Your membership strengthens environmental education in Missouri and ensures you have the resources to carry out high quality environmental education.
Use our online membership form to join any of our four membership levels. Click here to access the form.
Levels of Membership and Benefits
We have the right membership for your school, organization, or individual.
Free Basic $0
Includes our monthly newsletter, voting privileges, eligible for awards and board.
Includes everything from the free membership plus eligible for MEEA EE grant and EE certification.
K-12 School Membership $50
Membership for up to four individuals, logo listed on MEEA website, and all professional benefits.
Institution, Agency, Organization or Business Membership $100
Membership for up to four individuals, logo on MEEA website, and all professional benefits.
More about MEEA
MEEA is a professional membership organization for people who do environmental education and people who care about environmental education. Members include pre-school and classroom teachers, agency professionals, staff from non-profits that do environmental work and businesses with environmental products and services. MEEA hasmembers in every region of the state.
MEEA publishes a monthly newsletter with seasonally appropriate environmental themes, grant deadlines, professional development opportunities, events, education resources that tie into the theme, EE jobs, and – most months – a specially produced MEEA EE resource.
MEEA awards six $250 competitive grants to its Professional members every year. Projects range from bird cams in urban areas to life vests for river programs to seeds and tools for school garden programs.
MEEA organizes an annual conference for all educators to present and learn about innovative environmental education lessons, programs and techniques. The conference rotates around the state from St. Louis, to Springfield to Kansas City to Columbia.
MEEA developed and makes available a set of Environmental Literacy Assessments for educators to use to plan lessons, assess learning or just for fun. There are 1200+ questions over ten topics at four grade bands. The questions can be downloaded as spreadsheets for studying, documents for creating your own quiz, accessed as online quizzes or printed out as Earth Quest, a game of environmental knowledge for all ages.
MEEA organizes a twice a year meeting for the Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board, or MELAB. MELAB is a group of groups that tackles state-level environmental education projects. Its upcoming projects include creating a Missouri Green Schools program, marking out a pathway to environmental careers for students, and supporting the spread of gateway stewardship activities.
Why give to MEEA: What others have to say
Jill Hollowell Advocate
Paige Witek Non-formal educator with non-profit
Barbara J. Lucks MEEA founding member
Elizabeth Petersen Institute for School Partnerships at Washington University, Chair of the Education Committee at Audubon Center at Riverlands, and long time member of MEEA.
Jeff Cantrell Missouri Prairie Foundation/GROW NATIVE
Jeff Cantrell Technical advisor for MO Prairie Foundation and Board member of Missouri Birding Society