Programs & Services
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Ecology & Spirituality
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
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.
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
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
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.