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Teacher Spotlight

Meet Heather Bremen!

Heather Bremen is a second-grade teacher at Skyline North Elementary School in Barstow, CA.   She has been teaching for 20 years with 19 of them being at Skyline. Throughout her years teaching, she has been able to help her students have amazing experiences and learn about the environment in fun and exciting ways.  When not teaching, she enjoys travel, reading, hiking and running.  She loves animals as well. Like many, she is beyond excited to be getting back in the classroom again and seeing here student’s every day.

While the 2020-2021 school year held many challenges for both teachers and students, Heather and the team she works with were determined to collaborate to make distance learning more interactive and hands-on.  She taught her student’s about biomes which they researched and wrote about a biome then, when they were able to return to the classroom and use virtual reality to visit that habitat.  Utilizing scientific tools, materials and hands-on experiences, Heather has helped many students learn to care for the earth and become lifelong environmental stewards.

  • MEEC is an incredible organization that does so much for teachers and students.  I'm so lucky to have found MEEC! Malissa Voegele-Bidnick Alpine Elementary, Littlerock
  • It is through MEEC’s dedication that has enabled our students to learn and lead others on a journey that has taken them to playing an active role in their school’s appearance to confronting larger environmental issues.  From the multitude of resources and workshops MEEC has offered teachers, such as YELC and the solar oven cook- offs each year, our students have grown increasingly aware of the environment that surrounds them and they are now taking part in designing and constructing an interactive garden, leading their own workshops on solar cooking, and developing plans for weekly recycling and trash clean-up crews that are completely student-run.  Thank you MEEC, your contributions are changing the way teachers and students think for the betterment of their communities and the environment around them. John Kell Daisy Gibson School, Palmdale
  • The students had a blast with the microscopes.  We are amazed at the incredible patterns and details found in the tiniest of things.  It is awesome to hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of the students as they study the slides.  You’ve given us a peek at another world and sparked our imaginations by your generous donation!   Cathy Andre Brentwood Elementary, Victorville
  • Holly Bowser
    Adrian Gallardo, grade 6, was the recipient of the MEEC “Outstanding Environmental Science Project Award” at the school’s awared ceremony. “He was so surprised this evening….I think he was almost in tears. He just kind of shook and stood there…so I really think Sarah (MEEC judge) picked a deserving young man”, shared his teacher Holly Bowser.
    Holly Bowser
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