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eeHEN Summit

Higher Education Network (eeHEN) Join us to network, share ideas, and establish a community of professionals engaged in environmental education across a variety of disciplines.

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eeHEN Summit
eeHEN Summit

Time & Location

May 23, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Eastern Kentucky University | Perkins, 4436 Kit Carson Dr, Richmond, KY 40475, USA

About the Event

KAEE  is working to establish a network of Kentucky higher education professionals engaged in environmental education (EE) across disciplines (aquatics, biology, early childhood, education, forestry, geology, recreation, natural resources, wildlife, etc.). This network is intended to provide EE and EE-adjacent higher education staff and faculty to provide channels and opportunities to convene, collaborate, and partner at the local level and across the state.  

Our first opportunity to convene is on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at Eastern Kentucky University, Perkins Building. The network-wide summit will be 9 am - 12 pm ET. Lunch will be provided and served at 12 pm ET. Following the network meeting, we are offering an optional environmental education workshop: Using Environmental Context to Teach Preservice Teachers, 1 pm - 4 pm ET.  This summit is being hosted in partnership with the EKU Division of Natural Areas.

The afternoon workshop is completely optional. Participants who choose to register will receive professional learning experience and training in Project WET Climate, Water and Resilience, and Project Learning Tree's Southeastern Forests & Climate Change Modules. Participants will walk away with a physical copy of Climate, Water and Resilience as well as access to the online Southeastern Forests & Climate Change Module.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

9 am - 12 pm ET: eeHEN Summit

12 pm - 1 pm ET: Lunch (provided)

1 pm - 4 pm ET: Optional Workshop - Using Environmental Context to Teach Preservice Teachers

Questions? Contact eeHEN Action Team Co-Chairs: Dr. Meg Gravil, Eastern Kentucky University, Tracy Knowles, Bluegrass Community & Technical College,

KAEE Staff: Brittany Wray, Deputy Director,

If you can't make it to the summit but want to be involved, join the network! Complete this form to officially join the eeHEN. There are no commitments, only support from your fellow professionals and periodic emails regarding opportunities, updates, and resources.


  • 3 hours

    eeHEN Summit

  • 3 hours

    Optional Workshop: Using Environmental Context to Teach Preservice Teachers

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