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Thank you to all who attended the 2018 MEES Conference!

Rescheduled Date! Thursday, March 29, 2018 | College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

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Presentations from the 2018 Conference

Below are links to PDF copies submitted by the workshop presenters.

A1: Communicating Ocean Acidification – Carolina Bastidas and Juliet Simpson, MIT Sea Grant

B4: The Sky’s the Limit: Using Drones for Environmental Education – Seth Engelbourg, Linda Loring Nature Foundation

D4: Climate Justice and Urban Environmental Education: Methods and Activities for Educators – Cynthia Espinosa Marrero, Pulegium Consulting

New in 2018: 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.

2018 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.

2018 Exhibitors

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 thank you goes out to the following individuals and organizations supporting the MEES Conference Scholarship Program in 2018:

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