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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum

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Resources

MDEQ Website - Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)

MEECS Web Modules

  • Energy Resources Unit - Web Module Descriptions
    March 1, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Resources Unit - Web Module Descriptions
    March 1, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

  • Water Quality Resources Unit - Web Module Descriptions
    March 1, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

Unit Overview Tables

  • Energy Resources Overview Table
    March 22, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Overview Table

  • Water Quality Overview Table
    March 2, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)

  • What is MEECS?
    March 2, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

  • MEECS Project Staff
    March 2, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

  • MEECS Partners
    March 2, 2006 (DOC | PDF)

 

Series Editor

Ms. Joan Chadde

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education

Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University is part of a $188,302 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awarded to the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education to develop three of the five NEW Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) middle school units: Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Water Quality, and Energy Resources. This grant also supported the development of six interactive web modules for each of these three units. The development of each unit was guided by a curriculum team comprised of Michigan Tech faculty, faculty from other universities, resource management professionals, and educators from throughout Michigan. March 3, 2006 marks the completion of the development and production stage and the beginning of the dissemination stage.

The Western U.P. Center is a partnership of Michigan Tech and both the Copper Country and Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School Districts.

PROCEED TO THE WEB MODULE INDEX PAGE PROCEED

MEEC Activity

What is MEECS?

The Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) is a set of environmental education curriculum lessons and support materials, carefully designed to help teachers integrate environmental materials into their classrooms – materials that are Michigan-specific, balanced, science-based, and critically aligned to the Michigan curriculum framework standards and benchmarks. The materials were carefully developed with broad-based review, and teacher-tested in Michigan classrooms. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality-Clean Michigan Initiative funding supports curriculum development, field-testing, production, dissemination and evaluation of five units statewide: Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Land-Use, Water Quality, Energy Resources, and Air Quality. These five foundation environmental education units support Michigan’s science and social studies curriculum benchmarks for grades 4 though 9.

The MEECS Vision

The future of Michigan’s environment and natural resources depends, to a great extent, on today’s youth. Today’s students can expect to face environmental challenges in their workplace, in their communities, and in their families throughout their lives. We hope to broaden the opportunities for Michigan youth to acquire basic information about the environment – how it functions, how it is affected by human activity, and how harmony between human activity and the natural environment can be achieved to benefit our economy, our environment, and our quality of life. A greater understanding of our environment will lead to greater care and stewardship.


 
 

MEECS / Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

  • MEECS MDEQ Awards Grants for Environmental Education Curriculum Development
    Press Release September 11, 2003 (DOC | PDF)

  • MEECS MDEQ Environmental Education Curriculum Development Project Overview
    February 2004 (DOC | PDF)

  • MEECS MDEQ Environmental Education Curriculum Development Teams
    February 2004 (DOC | PDF)

Project Coordinators

Ms. Joan Chadde and Ms. Shawn Oppliger, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Web Development Coordination

Dr. Marty Auer, CEE
Dr. Sue Hill, Tech Alive

Curriculum Unit Writers

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit
Ms. Pamela Schmidt, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Water Quality Unit
Ms. Joan Chadde, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Energy Resources Unit
Ms. Heather Luoto, Science Education Consultant

 

 
 

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