Founded in 1977, the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and improvement of environmental education in the state of Massachusetts. MEES is a non-profit organization whose members include classroom teachers, environmental educators, outdoor leaders, naturalists and administrators committed to encouraging education and awareness of the interrelationships of the natural world, and re-establishing the balance between nature and people.
The Goals of MEES are to:
- Promote environmental literacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
- Enhance the professional competence of teachers and environmental educators;
- Increase communication and collaboration among environmental education professionals;
- Promote professional and ethical standards and encourage their ongoing development;
- Serve as a resource for employment, programs, facilities and techniques in environmental education.
MEES provides its membership with four main services: the annual conference, held each March, which draws 200 environmental professionals from Massachusetts and greater New England; the MEES Observer, a quarterly newsletter; massmees.org, the society's website, which promotes and improves environmental education in Massachusetts by providing networking, communication and material resources.
Visit the MEES website at www.massmees.org.