KAEE was delighted to welcome two new members to our board of directors this past September at annual conference, KAEE2021. Both Erin Sliney (central Kentcuky) and John Pollpeter (western Kentucky) are non-formal environmental educators who bring a great deal of experience and passion to the field. Please enjoy getting to know these two EE professionals a bit better in the following feature.
Our first interview was with Erin Sliney.
KAEE: What is your current role in the f
Our member interview today features not one but TWO environmental educators, Michelle Goble and Tony Grubb of Floyd County Conservation District. These educators strive to help their fellow citizens conserve natural resources through many programs such as school presentations, soil sampling, tree camp, seed giveaways and more.
First let’s chat with Michelle Goble....
KAEE: What is your current role at Floyd County Conservation District?
Michelle: I am the Education Co
Jane Eller served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council from 1994 to 2010 and is responsible for steering the organization’s early efforts to strengthen environmental education in the Commonwealth. She initiated many important programs that continue to exist and thrive today. During Eller’s watch, the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) put into place many new initiatives including the development of the state’s Environmental E
Natasha Parsons has single handedly brought environmental education to Garrard Middle School (GMS). “Ms. Parsons has a way of making environmental education fun for every student whether they have grown up on a farm or if they’ve never lived in a home with a yard. Her students speak so highly of her and will even come in voluntarily to work in the school's greenhouse. She is the hidden gem of Garrard Middle School,” said Jessica Atallah. Over a difficult year of pandemic pol