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UPDATE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

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Our collective MEES minds have been whirring this past spring, inspired by the amazing eeCommunity that shared their expertise, time and space during our annual conference. In our 47th year of supporting ee practitioners in Massachusetts and beyond, we are steadfast in our commitment to elevating and advancing the diverse spectrum of environmental education across the state. We recognize the need for the ee field to be more inclusive and representative and we understand the call for equity in outdoor and environmental education access. We began doing some of this work internally last March with a Phase 1 strategic planning process. Our next steps in this strategic planning process will include you - our eeCommunity - to help guide and shape our future. Stay tuned...and in the meantime please help us welcome Flor Philipe - our first-ever intern assisting our strategic planning process.

- Jen Klein, MEES Board President

WELCOME FLOR PHILIPPE!

My name is Flor Philippe; I’m a Lesley University intern, majoring in Environmental Studies, minor in Elementary Education and a member of the Environmental Club. Other places you will find me within my community are: working with children and youth, Malden River refurbishment project and collaborating with Green Cambridge. Currently my interests are that of my five year old daughter, environmental knowledge, and taking walks with my family. During the next weeks, I look forward in learning from so many within MEES and sharing my voice in your space.


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eeAWARDS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art Contest

The 12th annual Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about environmental issues through art-making and creative communication, explore their relationship to a changing world, and become advocates for positive change. Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to participate. Cash awards of up to $1,500 USD are available. Submit online by June 13, 2023.

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Youth Innovation Challenge 2023: Saving Our Seas!

Do you have an innovative idea about how to protect marine life? Or tackle marine debris? Or help coastal communities adapt to the effects of climate change? GEEP is excited to announce its 2023 Youth Innovation Challenge: Saving Our Seas! In partnership with the Taiwan Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA), this year's challenge provides an opportunity for young people ages 15–30 around the world to share their innovative solutions to protect marine resources and support people of all ages to be engaged stewards for marine conservation. Winning solutions will receive global recognition and a $1,000 USD prize! Submit your application before July 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Time.

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Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has joined Pratt & Whitney in its quest to inspire the next generation of E-STEM innovators around the world. Through the Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Awards, they seek to recognize nonprofits around the world that are building skills and capacity for students ages 11–22 to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to address environmental challenges. Applications are open now through June 28, 2023.

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eePRIDE RESOURCES + EVENTS + JOBS

Let's Celebrate Pride! It is essential that we center queer environmentalists and activists in environmental education. NAAEE has compiled resources that strive to broaden understanding of climate justice and cultivate inclusive spaces in learning environments. And Mass Audubon and The Trustees have been celebrating all month across the sate.

> NAAEE PRIDE RESOURCES

> PRIDE MONTH WITH MASS AUDUBON

> PRIDE EVENTS WITH THE TRUSTEES

> QUEER OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL JOB BOARD

eePROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NATSTART2023

NATURE-BASED EARLY LEARNING CONFERENCE

Online | July 24 - 28 

Registration is open for the 2023 National Nature-Based Early Learning Conference! This year’s event will take place entirely online, launching with a week of live events July 24-28. Featured speakers will explore, through their personal narratives, research, and collective experiences, how nature brings balance to young children, and all of us, by boosting our mental health and overall well-being. 

> LEARN MORE & REGISTER - NATSTART2023

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION

July 17-July 19 |Virtual & In-Person

This three-day conference on climate change education was built by educators and climate change professionals from across North America! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.


During the first two virtual days, hosted by Climate Generation in partnership with NOAA's Climate Program, educators can select from concurrent workshops led by climate leaders on an array of topics. On the third day, participants will attend an in-person cohort workshop with other educators from across the Northeast region, facilitated and hosted by Mass Audubon and Hitchcock Center for the Environment.

> LEARN MORE & REGISTER - CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION 

ANCA SUMMIT 2023

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE: THE MAINE COAST SUMMIT

The Ecology School, Saco, ME| August 21 - 25 

THE ANCA ANNUAL SUMMIT, taking place this year August 21-25 at The Ecology School in Saco, Maine, is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders of nature centers, outdoor schools, and related organizations. With a focus on leadership and management practices for our unique profession, the Summit provides participants with a wealth of knowledge, strategies, and resources to help them excel in their work. Whether you're just starting out in the field or you're a seasoned professional, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with professional peers.

> LEARN MORE & REGISTER - ANCA SUMMIT 

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eeJOBS LISTINGS

CLIMATE + WATER + FOOD + NATURE


CURRICULUM DIRECTOR & SCHOOL LIASON

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WATER RESILIENCY PLANNER

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SUMMER LEAD EDUCATOR

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EDUCATION COORDINATOR

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About The Massachusetts Environmental Education Society


The Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) is dedicated to the promotion, preservation, and improvement of environmental education across the state. The organization was established in 1977 by Chuck Roth – a biology teacher and passionate naturalist – nationally acclaimed as the “father of environmental literacy.” Our diverse membership includes all environmental organizations or individuals that are educating on behalf of the environment. MEES is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors that meets monthly to plan the annual conference, manage communications, and work to bring information and programs to the EE community. MEES serves as an affiliate member of the North American Association for Environmental Education.

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