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.

Join Online

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.

Professional $25

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

{I choose to give to MEEA because I really believe in environmental education. MEEA is one way to reach out to teachers and offer encouragement and resources that are needed for teachers to easily incorporate both environmental education and teaching outdoors with what they are required to teach. And if we want a population in the future that cares for the environment, we need to connect youth with nature now, and educate them about how natural systems work and how to be supportive of them.
Lea Langdon
Educator, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
{I choose to give to MEEA because they are working on ways to help inspire our young people to both understand and connect with nature. We are part of nature and if our future leaders and citizens understand this on a personal level, they are more likely to cherish and protect our natural resources.
Ronna Haxbey
Regional Projects Director, Ozarks Water Watch
{I choose to give to MEEA because without a healthy environment and a sustainable way of life, we will never reach our highest potential. I believe that MEEA is an important resource for educating ourselves on the best way to achieve that healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Alex Dzurick
Graduate Student, University of Illinois
{I choose to donate to MEEA because MEEA is a very important organization for me. Through MEEA I've become a certified Environmental Educator, which is a great asset in my EE pursuits.
Mary McCarthy
Special Education Para-Professional, Springfield Schools
{Nature is vital to our health and well-being. I give to MEEA because it is the voice that keeps that message resonating throughout Missouri.
Mary Patterson
Special Education Para-Professional, St. Louis Department of Health
{I choose to give to MEEA because I want to be up-to-date on environmental issues concerning Missouri’s natural resources. I also choose to give to MEEA because it provides great networking opportunities with others interested in the environment.
Karen Armstrong
Education Consultant, Missouri Department of Conservation
{I choose to give to MEEA because it is important to me that environmental education issues be discussed amongst a broad spectrum of professionals, from the private and public sectors, to inform and inspire exceptional environmental educational content throughout our society.
Carol Davit
Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation/Grow Native
{I chose to support MEEA because I have a passion for teaching kids about nature, the outdoors, and how they can responsibly impact preserving and sustaining this planet. I believe MEEA supports teachers by providing links to workshops, conferences, grants, professional resources, and networking. I also love the wonderful monthly coloring sheets that are a part of the newsletter.
Melanie Sandfort
Volunteer Naturalist, Parkway Outdoor School
{MEEA is a phenomenal resource for educators, providing a fantastic foundation for present needs and a powerful thrust to prepare for future demands. However, MEEA’s best quality is the community of educators—both formal and informal—who circulate ideas and methods in a fabulous network. I always receive a strong dose of inspiration when I participate in a MEEA event.
Jeff Barrow
Executive Director, MIssouri River Relief
Missouri Lake