Board Members Wanted!

MEES is looking for highly motivated members of the Environmental Education community to grow our Board. We hope you’ll consider adding your talents!

Goals of the MEES Board:

  • Promote environmental literacy in the Commonwealth
  • Enhance the professional competence of environmental educators through meetings, conferences, and publications
  • Foster communication and collaboration among environmental education professionals
  • Promote professional and ethical standards
  • Encourage the study and development of environmental education, serve as a resource for employment, facilities, programs, and techniques in environmental education

Responsibilities of Board Members:

  • Serve a two year term after election at the annual meeting (may serve three consecutive terms for a total of six years)
  • Attend monthly board meetings (board members are expected to miss no more than two meetings per year) and contribute at least five hours of time between meetings
  • Participate in the shared coordination of the annual conference – must be able to attend the conference
  • Serve as a working member of at least one officer position (president, vice president, clerk, treasurer, conference chair) or task (EE outreach to teachers, affiliate liaison, communications, conference, observer editor, membership, website)
  • Contribute as needed to other tasks/projects required for MEES to run smoothly

Benefits of Joining the MEES Board:

  • Greater connection to the environmental education profession through planning the annual conference
  • Increased profile within the environmental education community as a representative of the Board
  • Free attendance at the annual NEEEA Conference
  • Free attendance at the New England state environmental education conferences (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut)
  • Stipend to attend the annual NAAEE Conference
  • Spending time with a great group of EE professionals every month!

2016/2017 Meetings:

Generally, the board meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are rescheduled from time to time to coordinate better with Board Member schedules. The Board has also started to incorporate conference calls and a new meeting location in Sharon, MA to reduce the driving time for Board Members.

  • September – Board Retreat – Cancelled
  • October 11, 2016 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA
  • November 18, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Conference Call
  • December 16, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Meeting at Moose Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sharon MA
  • January 10, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA
  • February 14, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Conference Call
  • March 8, 2017 – Annual Conference, Worcester MA
  • April 11, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Meeting at the South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell MA
  • May 9, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA
  • In June, July, and August the Board does not meet formally

2017/2018 Meetings:

  • September – Board Retreat
  • October – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA
  • November – Conference Call
  • December – Meeting at Moose Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sharon MA
  • January – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA
  • February – Conference Call
  • March – Annual Conference, Worcester MA
  • April – Conference Call
  • May – Meeting at Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary, Worcester MA

 

Interested in applying? Send your resume and a letter of interest to: info@massmees.org.