Workshops available on teaching environmental issues

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The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering courses, training and workshops to educators over the next several months.

Available eeCredential courses, which cost $50 for KAEE members and $75 for nonmembers, include:

  • “Community Engagement Guidelines for Excellence,” introducing the North American Association for Environmental Education’s standards and enabling alumni to host their own training on community engagement guidelines.
  • “Sound Environmental Education Principles,” a 10- to 12-hour course which results in a badge and certificate from KAEE.
  • “Appalachian Mountain Ecology,” a 10- to 12-hour course for which participants will get a badge.
  • “K-12 Standards and EE,” on applying academic standards for different content areas of environmental education.

Syllabi and registration information are available on the KAEE website. The registration deadline is Feb. 11.

An offering only for people who are already in KAEE’s Professional Learning Leader eeCredential program is “Core Curriculum Program Training,” serving as the Professional Learning Leader program’s second course. The cost is $50 for KAEE members and $75 for nonmembers. Sessions will be held the week of March 22-26. For more information, email brittany@kaee.org.

A virtual workshop on discussing water issues with K-12 students and ecological issues with K-8 students will be held four times, in two sessions on different days each time. The “Water + Forests Educator Workshop” will be presented Feb. 16 and 18, April 20 and 22, June 15 and 17, and Aug. 10 and 12. The cost is $30.

Finally, the “Educator Workshop: A Walk in the Woods with Project Learning Tree” on Feb. 19 will teach how to lead a natural resources hike, based on national environmental education curriculum. The in-person event at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camping Center costs $105, including overnight accommodations Feb. 18.

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