It was cold and getting dark, but the educators gathered at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park couldn’t wait to get outside. The outside, after all, was what they were there to learn about.
I was there for the first day of a three-day environmental workshop. It was the first of the four-part series for this year’s Professional Environmental Educator Certification course offered through the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
Elizabeth Schmitz, KEEC’s executive director, said the course was originally designed for non-formal classroom educators, but it’s also a great way for K-12 educators to get their feet wet with environmental education.
The remainder of the workshops will be held at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, the Louisville Zoo and Barren River State Resort Park.
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