Updated: Feb 11
WHAT ARE THE VIRTUAL MONTHLY EVENTS?
KACEE and MEEA (Missouri Environmental Education Association) are working together in 2021 to bring environmental education home to Kansans and Missourians through free, virtual monthly events. Each month brings you a fun and unique learning opportunity spanning a wide range of topics, from a short workshop on how to make your own beeswax food wraps, to an informational webinar & training on advocating for environmental education led by NAAEE's Sarah Bodor.
WHY ARE KACEE & MEEA HOSTING THE VMEs?
KACEE & MEEA decided to host the 2021 VMEs as an engaging way to build community virtually while we still aren't able to gather in person. The Virtual Monthly Events are an opportunity to learn new skills, to gain greater understanding of important topics and issues relating to EE, and to network and 'meet' other people who are also passionate about environmental education - across both Kansas and Missouri.
It is important to KACEE & MEEA to help elevate the work of environmental educators everywhere. We want to inspire a broader understanding of what environmental education (EE) is by connecting our communities to EE leaders, introducing new ways to engage in EE, and sharing a wide range of topics relating to EE.
WHAT ARE THE TOPICS EACH MONTH?
Good question! Some months' topics are still up in the air (email us if you have a great idea!), but here's what is scheduled so far:
Black Farmers, Innovators, and the Architects of American Agriculture - RSVP
*Bonus! Therapeutic Horticulture
VISTA Safe Zone Training (LGBTQIA+ allyship)
Advocacy for Environmental Education - RSVP
Spring Herbs Growing in Your Backyard - RSVP
Virtual Yoga Class
Other Tentative Topics
Making Art Out of Invasive Plants
Make Your Own Beeswax Food Wraps
Painting Nature with Watercolor
Sustainable Food Systems
Alternate Energy Projects
Water Cycle Modeling
WHO ARE THE VMEs FOR?
Short answer: Everyone!
Long answer: Anyone interested in learning more about all the ways one can take part in environmental education. Teachers, learners, makers, birders, hikers, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, farmers, gardeners, hunters, nature-walkers, artists, photographers, environmental advocates, the perennially curious.
WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND?
These events are FREE! If you would like to make a donation to either KACEE and/or MEEA to help make events like these possible, we would greatly appreciate it!
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Please visit kacee.org/events to sign up for one or several Virtual Monthly Events! (All events are FREE.)
HOW CAN I HELP MAKE THE VMEs A SUCCESS?
Anyone can sponsor - individuals, small businesses, large businesses, non-profit & other organizations. We have sponsorship opportunities to fit every budget. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.