Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems is accepting applications for its Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) Academy for high school teachers June 18-19. Up to 20 teachers will have the opportunity to integrate innovative, hands-on experience with new and emerging STEM concepts and teaching strategies tied to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Teachers will attend an all-expenses-paid workshop at KSU and will be invited to take part in ongoing, web-based tutorials throughout the year in which they will engage with researchers and their peers. In addition, participants will receive funding for field trips for their students to visit KSU and ride on the Kentucky River Thorobred, KSU’s floating science vessel, to learn about the hydrological and geological history of the Kentucky River and the river’s social and economic importance to Kentucky. All expenses will be paid for participants, and they will receive an AFE Academy kit valued at up to $450.

The application deadline is April 15. For more information or an application, contact Jennifer Hubbard-Sanchez at or (502) 597-5813.