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Earth Quest: A game of Environmental Literacy

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Environmental Quizzes

K-2 biodiversity quiz

Coloring Sheets

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Green Holidays Calendar


Missouri Environmental Education News
February 2017

Lady Bird Johnson and bluebonnets

Lady Bird Johnson became the first president's wife to advocate actively for legislation when she promoted the Highway Beautification Act, which was nicknamed "Lady Bird's Bill."


Board President Mary McCarthy shares the importance of early influences and their long term impacts.

Early Influences

When some people hear the term “Environmental Education” they may assume it refers to a science teacher in a classroom. For me, EE is much broader than that scenario.

Long before I knew “Environmental Education” existed, it touched my life. During my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s the big television PSA campaigns of Ladybird Johnson, and “Keep America Beautiful” played a role in my environmental awareness - but so did the little actions of my friends. The friends who scolded me for littering, or who took me birding; my mother who taught me how to plant flower seeds, or the neighbor who showed me the pith of a twig. The impact of those little messages resonates within me still.

Then I discovered MEEA and EE and things fell into place. The resources and networks MEEA provides strengthened my EE capabilities. In 2014 I achieved EE Certification. There is rarely a day that I do not utilize something I’ve gained from my MEEA membership.

This past year I’ve been honored to serve as President of MEEA. I am thankful for the 2016 Board members for their hard work and dedication: Liz Petersen, Kristen Schulte, Linda Lacey, Carey Scherder, Joe Pitts, Brendan Hellebusch, Michael Nelson, and Cheryl Hardy. I wish much success to incoming President, Susan Flowers. My deepest gratitude to our Executive Director, Jan Weaver, for her work on behalf of MEEA. Jan’s unwavering dedication keeps MEEA moored yet moving ahead.

And to all MEEA members, my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for being an Environmental Educator. Through all your actions, big and small, you do make a difference!

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder.

The MEEA List to Things to Know About Early Influences

EE Resources for Outside the Classroom

Things to Look for (or Look Out for) in Febuary


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Polar Bear Coloring Sheet

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, February 27 -

Polar Bear




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