I recently had the opportunity to delve into one of KAEE’s newest Professional Learning Leader eeCredential elective course offerings, Appalachian Mountain Ecology. This course was designed by EKU professor emerita Dr. Melinda Wilder to provide educators with the knowledge of ecological principles within an Appalachian Mountain context. I can attest to the fact that it did just that and more! Along with providing a solid overview of ecological principles based on this particu
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education facilitators create a powerful network of educators who not only offer environmental education training to their communities but also help propel environmental literacy across Kentucky. The network is made up of educators from all walks of life; you can find KAEE facilitators in elementary classrooms, at nature centers and state parks, in universities, in the state government, and more.
To make the process of becoming a facil
Knowing that the rural nature of our state has for numerous years been a barrier for many educators to attend professional learning programs—especially those more robust programs that take longer than one day—we, in partnership with several fellow North American Association for Environmental Education State Affiliates and other experienced consultants, have been developing a growing list of eeCredentials--online trainings that include a mix of videos, webinars, and assignment
Adopted in July 2019, the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education’s newStrategic Plan includes five goals, one of which centers around cultivating collective impact and bringing people together to create a stronger and more inclusive movement. With this goal in mind, and 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 book
Our hearts are heavy as we search for the right words to express our support for and solidarity with our colleagues of color during these overwhelmingly troubling times. For more than 40 years, KAEE has worked to encourage people to connect with the outdoors. But when a black man cannot go birding without being reported to the police or facing other racist encounters, we know our work is far from done. Until all people can feel—and actually are—safe enough to enjoy outdoor sp