We welcome all students who want to learn about their environment. The purpose of the Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) is to protect and enhance 307 acres of Kentucky’s wild lands. EERC creates a collaborative learning facility which connects students, faculty, and staff to the environment through meaningful learning activities. This center will make every reasonable effort to provide access to all members of the Commonwealth while focusing on providing educational experiences that accommodate different learning abilities.
The EERC has flourished into a resource that benefits school children from across the Commonwealth, provides field instruction and research opportunities for higher education, protects Kentucky’s natural resources, and meets the Coillege of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS) high standards of excellence.
To fulfill our obligation with the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund Board (KHLCFB) developed and submitted a Final Resource Management Plan which was accepted.
The 307 acres that make up the Environmental Education Research Center is actively managed with environmentally sound stewardship practices. The EERC is being developed as a Field Station of the CAFSSS and to give all students of the Commonwealth a place to learn about the environment.
The Environmental Education Center is located at 1371 Little Dixie Road in Pleasureville, Kentucky. The Center includes a 1.6 acre pond, extensive rough walking trails and sites for anthropology, aquatic sciences, forestry, biology, and science education. The Mobile Environmental Education and Research Center is available during the winter to bring some of the same educational opportunities found at the Center to schools throughout the Commonwealth.
Dr. Kirk Pomper, Associate Research Director of the CAFSSS