Missouri Environmental Literacy Advisory Board


One Annual Meeting, TBD
Next meeting: Sometime in 2022

We decided to cancel the 2021 MELAB meeting due to organizational capacity at this moment. 

MELAB Mission

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:

Would you like to know how your efforts fit into state and national environmental literacy initiatives?

Would you like to network with other organizations to avoid duplication, fill gaps and use your people and resources more effectively?

Would you like to know whether you are making a difference, whether you are working with pre-schoolers, school-age or adult audiences?

Would you like to help guide the future of environmental education in Missouri?

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MELAB Member 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.

City of Springfield
Columbia Sustainability Office
Columbia College
Conservation Federation of Missouri
Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO
GLADE – Missouri State University
Green Chamber of Commerce – Columbia Chapter
Kansas City Environmental Education Network
Keysor Elementary, Kirkwood School District
Laumier Sculpture Park – Kansas City
Lincoln University
Maplewood Richmond Heights Schools
Mark Twain National Forest – U.S. Forest Service
Mid-America Regional Council
MidWest Recycling
Missouri Audubon
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Department of Health and Human Services
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Science & After School Programs
Missouri Environmental Education Association
Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri Prairie Foundation
Missouri Recycling Association
Missouri Recycling Program (state)
Missouri River Bird Observatory
Missouri River Relief
Missouri State Parks
Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition
Ozark National Scenic Riverways – National Park Service
Parkway School District
Ozarks Water Watch
Peace Corps – MU Office
Prairie Fork Conservation Area
Project WET, WILD, Learning Tree – Missouri
Raintree Learning Community – St. Louis
Shaw Nature Reserve
Show-Me Youth Media
St. Louis County Health Department
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis Sustainable Villages
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter
Washington University/Tyson Research Center

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