Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS)

  • What is MEECS?

    MEECS stands for Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support. The goal of MEECS is to provide students in grades 3 through 12 with an opportunity to learn more about their environment through lessons in Science and Social Studies.  The MEECS curriculum consists of seven different curriculum units; Air Quality, Climate Change, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy Resources, Land Use, Land and Environment, and Water Quality. The units have been field tested by teachers in over 200 Michigan classrooms.  The modular lessons can be used individually, as units or a series of units as part of a multi-year environmental education curriculum. 


  • Contributions to MEECS can be a great way to give back to the community and support environmental education. We invite you to sponsor MEECS: Click on the following link to learn how you can help.

    How to Support MEECS

    Michigan Technological University has developed eighteen interactive web modules for three of the MEECS units: Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Water Quality, and Energy Resources. There are six web modules for each unit which may be used to introduce, enhance, or reinforce concepts presented in the lessons. The modules are designed for upper elementary and middle school students, but have also been used for high school and even college-level courses.



Curriculum

Workshops

    • MEECS workshops support formal and non-formal educators in implementing MEECS units within their specific setting.  Each workshop features:

      • Overview of the Unit
      • Electronic copy of the units and support materials
      • Background information for teachers
      • Hands-on activities and experiments
      • Activities and lessons supporting outdoor learning
      • Alignment with Michigan Content Expectations
         

      Educators are encourage to attend as many workshops as they desire to learn about each of the units.

      Materials

      Limited print versions of MEECS materials are available for purchase through the  Central Michigan University College of Science & Engineering. Prepayment is required for all purchases. Please allow at least two weeks notice for processing and shipping.


Materials

    • Each of the MEECS units are available online through GoOpenMichigan.org.  Each unit Includes:

      • Digital lesson plans
      • Electronic versions of support materials
      • Background information for teachers
      • Hands-on activities and experiments
      • Activities and lessons supporting outdoor learning

      Limited print versions of MEECS materials are available for purchase through the Central Michigan University College of Science & Engineering. Prepayment is required for all purchases. Please allow at least two weeks notice for processing and shipping

Online

    • Grand Valley State University and the Public Broadcasting Service have partnered with MEECS to create online support modules for second edition MEECS Units. The online support videos also demonstrate MEECS lessons being used in classrooms with students.  These modules are free and available anytime to educators.

      MEECS Online


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