Kentucky State University’s College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems is committed to educating our students, campus and local communities, residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond, about the importance of preserving the quality of our environment. From the natural resources we consume daily, the energy we use, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink, understanding our dependence and impacts on the natural world is imperative to ensure a sustainable future for us all. We believe that through quality environmental education (EE), participants develop a greater understanding and awareness of environmental issues, leading to more positive attitudes about the environment and resulting in enhanced stewardship of Earth’s resources.
KSU offers multiple quality, interdisciplinary programs for pre- and in-service teachers, school groups, University professors and students, nonformal educators, and members of our community and can tailor programming to suit a variety of needs. Some of our programs include:
- Educator certification and teacher professional development opportunities in:
- Specially designed trainings, visits, and field trips for teacher professional development or school groups of all ages on a variety of environmental topics aligned with state and national educational standards.
- Climate change education and teaching strategies based on national best practices using resources from NOAA, NASA, the EPA and more.
- Check out our new publications:
- Southeastern Forests and Climate Change: We have two new publications that are supplemental documents intended to
accompany the Project Learning Tree Southeastern Forests and Climate Change Secondary Environmental Education Module (Monroe & Oxarart, 2014)
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) environmental education trainings for immersion school groups and bilingual community members.
Extension Environmental Education at KSU is actively involved in the field of EE in Kentucky and beyond. We are members of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (http://kaee.org/) and lead KSU’s Center for Environmental Education through the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (http://www.kupee.eku.edu).
If you’d like to know more about what KSU Extension has available for you, please contact Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez, State Specialist for Sustainable Programs and Director of the KSU Center for Environmental Education at 502-597-5813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communicating About Climate Change (publication)
Putting Plastic Bottles in Their Place (factsheet-english)
Putting Plastic Bottles in Their Place (factsheet-spanish)
Rain Barrels:Harvesting the Rain, Saving You Money, and Promoting Water Quality