Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Conferences

Middle school science teachers invited to apply to become National STEM Scholars

The National Stem Cell Foundation partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics and The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University to fund 10 scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group.
Contests

Louisville Zoo offers project-based learning conservation competition

The Louisville Zoo invites students to join its mission to improve the bond between people and the planet by participating in the Conservation Campaign Challenge. This project-based learning opportunity will give students a chance to win a special field trip experience for students in their grade.
Recognitions

Four Kentucky teachers receive PAEMST honors

Four Kentucky mathematics and science teachers are among 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country.
Conferences

National STEM Scholar Program open to middle school science teachers

The National STEM Scholar Program invites middle school science teachers to apply for its 2020 class.
A sea lion swims through the water during the sea lion show at the Louisville Zoo. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 13, 2017

Louisville Zoo offers educational programs as part of field trips

The Louisville Zoo offers educational experiences that provide an opportunity for students to discover natural phenomena in an immersive learning environment.
Announcements

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary offers free field trips, travel grants

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary near Lexington offers free field trips for classes and transportation grants for Fayette County educators.
Leigh Cocanougher

How environmental education can lead to novice reduction

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education's Leigh Cocanougher explains how environmental education may be a tool to help reduce the number of students scoring Novice on statewide testing.
Recognitions

Fayette science teacher named KEA’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

Melanie Trowel, a 7th-grade science teacher at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Association.
Resources

KAEE offers teaching resources for environmental educators

The KAEE TREE has been developed as a means to connect educators with professionals who can assist with the integration of environmental concepts into all content areas.
Resources

The Arboretum offers classroom experience on ecosystems

The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is offering a classroom experience in which students can explore connections between plants, other organisms and their environments by designing miniature ecosystems contained within terrariums.