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Programs & Services

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Environmental Education
Ecology & Spirituality
Land Stewardship
Environmental Justice

Environmental Education
MEEC offers trainings in Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Project WILD, Project Learning Tree and Project Food, Land & People.  Correlated to the National and State Science and Social Studies Standards, each workshop is an  interdisciplinary, hands-on environmental education curricula for formal classroom teachers and non-formal educators, including naturalists, camp counselors, and youth ministers.  Suitable for learners of all ages, activities stimulate creative and critical thinking and informed decision making.

Ecology & Spirituality
Rooted in the Catholic Marianist tradition with an ecumenical and interfaith approach, MEEC ecology & spirituality programs provide sound science education and a spiritual ethic for living justly and sustainably within the Earth community.

We offer seasonal half-day retreats to provide opportunities to explore the beauty and wisdom of the season.  Participants in these programs,  Autumn Inspiration, Winter Wisdom, and Spring Inspiration, design their own experiences from concurrent workshops offered by staff and guest presenters.  Indoor and outdoor options are available. 

We also offer special events for the Winter Solstice and Earth Day. 

Land Stewardship
Landowners can learn the techniques to manage their property to maintain and increase soil health, create wildlife habitat, control invasive species, reduce run-off and erosion, and preserve local plants through our land stewardship programs. 

Our land volunteer team is a great way to gain hands-on practice in ecological restoration, meet like-minded individuals and get your questions answered.  Volunteers meet on the first Saturday of every month from February through November from 1-4 p.m.  If the first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, we meet the second Saturday.  In the Fall of 2005 we introduced workshops in our resource center to provide a more in-depth introduction to topics such as plant propagation and invasive species control and to share resources.  Workshop fees are waived for those who stay for the work session.  Download a volunteer brochure.

Environmental Justice
We provide trainings for people of faith, lay and ordained, to better understand teachings of our traditions on creation and to understand solutions to environmental injustices. These programs are often offered through the Ohio Council of Churchesí Earth Stewardship Task Force, for whom climate change is a major concern.  Since its inception in 1998, the task force has facilitated more than 20 workshops and made dozens of presentations throughout Ohio. 

Programs &
Services Menu

Youth Service

Gallery St. John Art & Education Exhibit

Resource Center

Custom Retreats & Workshops


Other Links

Labyrinth & Sacred Embrace Earthwork

Nature Trails

Climate Campaign

Native Plant Sale

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