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Due to the nor’easter on March 7 the Annual MEES Conference was rescheduled.

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018 | College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

Please review the updated conference brochure for an updated workshop schedule. Registered attendees will have their registrations transferred to the new date. If you are no longer able to attend, email and the Registrar will cancel your registration and provide a refund.

Please give the MEES Board and Registrar a few days to respond to your email during this busy time.

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  • New This Year: Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions

    This year MEES received so many great workshop proposals that we just couldn’t say no – so we incorporated optional lunchtime roundtable discussions into the schedule! These discussions will be informal – a group of like-minded professionals interested in a little extra learning during lunch. Feel free to join, or skip it if you’re already having a great conversation at your lunch table. Give the board your feedback afterward. Did you enjoy the opportunity to connect with others in a more formal setting? Should MEES host these lunchtime roundtables again? Let us know!

    Post-Election Sensitivity in Today’s Environmental Education
    Rachel Holbert and Meghan Davies, Norman Bird Sanctuary

    How can we, as environmental educators, be intentional with our language and actions to promote inclusivity in today’s politically charged society? This workshop is intended to be a community-building resource, with participants leaving energized and equipped with strategies for working with challenging intersections of societal concerns and natural topics.

    Career Conversations from Pioneers to Champions
    Alexander Dunn, Writer and Educator

    This roundtable is an opportunity for EE professionals from all career stages to discuss our individual and professional practices in small groups and consider ways we can activate our learning, lead within our institutions, and continue to grow professionally. First breaking into small groups to discuss challenges at specific career stages, we will tackle career development, risk taking, looking at the kind of work you do versus the work you want to be doing, and asking how you will get there. Lastly, we’ll convene as a full group to share our conversations across the EE profession; a profession full of diversity, flux and rejuvenation.

    MEES Announces Keynote Speaker

    Joan Walsh is Mass Audubon’s Gerard A. Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology. She has been watching—and learning from—birds for 35 years and was the Director of Bird Monitoring at Mass Audubon from 2006-2017. During her career she has focused on research that has direct implications for bird conservation. Join her at the 2018 MEES conference to learn about the State of the Birds in Massachusetts and their future while facing a rapidly changing climate.

    Attendee Registration

    Conference Registration Information
    Registration fee includes your annual MEES membership, conference attendance, and lunch.
    Check out the brochure to pick your sessions before beginning your online registration.

    Please review the Conference Brochure and have your workshop choices handy before completing online registration.

    Registration Rate—$105—REGISTER

    Student Rate—$35—REGISTER
    Applies to high school, undergraduate and graduate students.

    Scholarships are available each year on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 40 scholarship registrations available at $35 each. Please contact the Conference Registrar with subject line “2018 Scholarship” and include your name, organization, and title to sign up for a scholarship. REGISTER

    Presenter & Exhibitor Registration

    Lead Presenters are required to register for the conference. Lead presenters attend as a guest of MEES (complimentary). Any additional Presenters must register for the conference and pay $40. Check out the brochure to pick your sessions before beginning your online registration.


    Exhibitors at the Annual MEES Conference have the opportunity to interact with 200+ environmental education enthusiasts. From professional educators to administrators, students, and those in supporting industries, the Conference is a great place to spread the word about your organization! Exhibitors can purchase either a half table or full table (tables are standard six foot conference tables) and set up information for the duration of the conference. Exhibitors can attend any of the workshops and receive lunch with registration.

    Half Table—$10 fee on top of the base registration fee listed above

    Full Table—$20 fee on top of the base registration fee listed above

    Exhibitor registration has reached capacity. Exhibitor registration is no longer available.

    Visit our Exhibitors in 2018!

    Be sure to check out the following exhibitors at the 2018 MEES Conference!

    Thank you to our Scholarship Supporters!

    MEES is incredibly grateful to our Scholarship Supporters for contributing a financial sponsorship to MEES in support of our Conference Scholarship Program. Every year MEES provides 40 reduced-rate conference registrations to help provide access to the conference for all. This program has been incredibly successful, with all scholarship registrations used each year. The financial contributions of our Scholarship Supporters is essential to the continuation of the program. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the following individuals and organizations supporting the MEES Conference Scholarship Program in 2018:

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