Professional Development & Resources
The eeCredentials program is designed to provide online, easy-to-access, and ongoing professional development opportunities for environmental educators. Think of an eeCredential as a micro-credential or a certificate that can be earned by completing a series of courses, designed to increase your knowledge and skills in a certain area. eeCourses are the building blocks for earning eeCredentials.
We offer the eeCredentials program on a schedule of spring, summer, and fall terms. The eeCredentials program and courses were designed with flexibility in mind. You can earn eeCredentials over time, whether you register for one eeCourse or four during a semester, we encourage you to build a schedule and workload that fits your life and availability.
KAEE offers a variety of conservation and environmental education workshops to both formal and non-formal educators. Workshop participants typically include PreK-12 teachers, college faculty, camp leaders, home school educators, zoo and park staff, natural resource professionals, pre-service teachers, and anyone with an interest in environmental education. Participants attend workshops 3-6 hours in length or more and leave with activity guides and resources for bringing environmental education to their students.
KAEE Facilitators are educators who have been certified by KAEE to host trainings in one of our curriculum programs. Some facilitators volunteer their time to host workshops, while others are able to host workshops as part of their day job. Together, our facilitators create a powerful network of educators who not only offer environmental education training to their community, but help propel environmental literacy across the state.
The KAEE Teaching Resources for Environmental Educators (TREE) was developed to serve as a means for connecting formal educators with professionals who can assist with the integration of environmental concepts into all content areas. Within this portal you'll find Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) resources, KAS correlated units of study based on environmental education, connections to environmental educators across the state, a database of funders focused on environmental education for teachers, and more.
Landscape Analysis of EE
in the southeast
Driven by the desire to gain an enhanced understanding of the environmental education providers in our region who are working towards similar goals, the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance, of which KAEE is a part, recently embarked on a brand new undertaking—a landscape analysis of EE efforts in eight southeastern states.
Equity and Inclusion Resources
Looking to our fellow NAAEE Affiliate friends for best practices in information dissemination, we share here a collection of equity and inclusion resources—from articles to videos to recommended books to podcasts to experts—with our members, donors, and the wider community.