Teach ME Outside will be presenting two workshops at the upcoming Maine Environmental Education Association Conference on April 7. These workshops will be used to share updated resources and professional learning activities to help ensure all Maine youth have access to powerful, hands-on environmental learning opportunities. We will also highlight our community-informed process for conducting the next Census of Community-Based Environmental and Outdoor Learning in Maine and gather feedback from attendees on some of the questions we will be asking.
The 2022 Census is a follow up to the 2019 groundbreaking statewide census, which established baseline data about environmental learning in Maine. In the last three years, data from the 2019 Census have been used to:
- garner more funding for Maine youth programming;
- provide targeted professional development and other supports for Maine educators and practitioners;
- and impact local and regional decision making on the direction of outdoor and environmental learning in Maine.
The 2022 survey will continue to track who, what, and where impactful environmental and outdoor education is taking place. The survey will also delve deeper into lessons learned from the first census, as well as expand its scope in topics such as partnerships, equity, and early childhood education.
Register for the MEEA Conference and learn more about Teach ME Outside and other exciting initiatives happening across Maine!
Teach ME Outside is a collaborative project of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, Maine Environmental Education Association, and Nature Based Education Consortium.
MEEA Conference Information
EE 40 Future: Reflecting on the Past and Envisioning Environmental Education for the Future
There are 20+ workshops being offered, as well as networking opportunities, MEEA’s annual meeting and an exciting keynote panel at 4:00 pm featuring: Ogechi Obi, Alivia Moore and Nolan Altvater.
There are also exciting in-person meetups happening throughout the month of April at environmental and outdoor education sites throughout the state.
The registration form can be found here. The cost of the conference is $0-45 per person (self selecting) and the in-person meet ups are free!