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February 15, 2018



The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium continues to grow and expand its teacher outreach efforts throughout the High Desert.  This year, continued growth has ensued through a series of teacher workshops, environmental curriculum development and review, expansion of our EE Resource Libraries in Antelope Valley and Victorville, mini-grants for classroom EE projects, field trip grants, and a multitude of other EE related projects.  These efforts have been accomplished through the support of MEEC’s stakeholders and educators alike.

This year, MEEC is proud to sponsor its 12th Annual MEEC “Teacher of the Year” Awards.  Three winners will be selected to receive this prestigious honor; one first place winner, who will receive $500 in cash and a plaque, and two MEEC “Teachers of Excellence” recipients, who will each receive $300 in cash and plaques.  This year’s awards banquet will be held on May 3, 2018 at 6 PM at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Victorville, California.

To this end, we are soliciting nominations from principals, teachers, parents or community members of an educator from your school that you feel would be most worthy of this prestigious recognition.  We are looking for an educator who makes continuous and enduring contributions to environmental education, demonstrates capacity for creating and implementing successful environmental activities, shows creative approaches, promotes individual and societal environmental responsibility, and encourages youth to make informed decisions about environmental issues.  The teacher must teach within MEEC boundaries.  MEEC’s boundaries consist of the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County and the High Desert region of North Los Angeles County, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.

Please take the time to formulate a brief letter describing your nominee and his/her contributions to environmental education.  Please mail your submission to MEEC, 14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392.  Letters may also be faxed to (760) 241-6271 or emailed to for entries is 4:00 PM, March 16, 2018.

I thank you for your time and consideration of this request, and we look forward to receiving your nomination.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me.


Samantha Murray

MEEC Program Specialist

(760) 245-1661 ext. 6717


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