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Newly certified professional environmental educators recognized at Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort

Twenty environmental educators from across the Commonwealth graduated from the Kentucky Environmental Education Council’s (KEEC) Professional Environmental Educator Certification (PEEC) program at a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Monday. KEEC, an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, is one of only three national certification programs accredited...

Tates Creek Elementary, Saint Agnes named U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Tates Creek Elementary School in Lexington and Saint Agnes School in Louisville are among 53 national honorees that have been named 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. The schools were nominated by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), an agency in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Across the country, 25 schools, 14 districts and four postsecondary...

Students recognized at 12th annual KGHS/KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington

More than 100 Kentucky students and teachers were recognized at the 12th annual Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Lexington on April 25 hosted by the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (KY NEED) project. As an initiative within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental...

Testing the Waters: Teachers take to the water to become more familiar with environmental education

By Bobby Ellis Kentucky Teacher A job can’t always be glamorous, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. A group of teachers from across the state slipped on their waterproof shoes, or slipped off their socks, and waded into a creek behind Pulaski County High School earlier this summer. Some slipped and almost fell, others were harassed by mosquitoes, and all of them dug through mud looking for...

People in the News: MSU’s Woolridge joins industry foundation board; education council picks Bennett

Chris Wooldridge, Kentucky Small Business Development Center district director for the Murray State University SBDC and Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, has joined the board of directors of the Foundation for Kentucky Industry. FKI is a statewide, not-for-profit, with the goal of strengthening manufacturing in Kentucky, a very important economic driver in the commonwealth. FKI’s Board of...