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Dr. Kim Vigil to be featured as keynote speaker at KAEE symposium

Elizabethtown, Ky., May 16, 2023 – The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) has announced that Dr. Kim Vigil will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Outdoor Learning Symposium, set for June 1 at North Calloway Elementary School in Murray, Kentucky.

Dr. Vigil is an assistant professor at Murray State University, an education consultant, a three-discipline Kentucky certified teacher and owner of Raye Educational Services, LLC. With nearly two decades of experience in educating students of all ages, Dr. Vigil is a proponent of transdisciplinary practices in education, blending movement, outdoor education, mindfulness and best practices across multiple disciplines.


Set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time, the Outdoor Learning Symposium is an annual event designed to meet the needs of PreK-12 administrators and teachers interested in exploring ways to engage students in environmental education (EE) experiences and cross-curricular outdoor learning. The event offers interactive sessions that provide research-based insights, practical integration tips, support for aligning curriculum with state academic standards and more.


“KAEE is really a driving force behind the environmental education movement here in Kentucky, and I am honored to be working with them,” Dr. Vigil said. “The Outdoor Learning Symposium is such an important opportunity for teachers and administrators, as it truly bridges the gap between the outdoor world and daily classroom instruction. Participants will become empowered to do what is best for children, which is to engage them in authentic and meaningful instruction in, and about, the environment.”


Registration for the event is now open and will close May 29. Tickets are $50 with a sliding scale “pay what you can” scholarship option available at checkout. Lunch will be provided.


To register, visit www.kaee.org/outdoor-learning. To learn more about Dr. Vigil, visit www.rayeeducationalservices.com.

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