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Course Application and Schedule



Enrollment for the 2016-17 course is closed. Please contact to receive updates for the next course.

Estimated Costs 

The estimated costs of attending the course are: 
  • Course admission fee: $200
  • Course materials: Up to $100
  • Lodging: $64.95 per night for state park lodge rooms, variable for cabins and hotels
  • Meals: about $8 for breakfast and lunch buffets at state parks, and $14 for dinner buffets, otherwise variable
  • Transportation: variable  (a state government employee would travel about 190 miles round-trip from Frankfort, on average, for each workshop, which would be reimbursed $87.40 at the current mileage rate)
Participants may significantly reduce the costs of attendance by: 
  • sharing transportation to and from workshops,
  • sharing a cabin at state parks, or sharing lodge or hotel rooms,
  • bringing food (state park cabins have kitchens, but lodge rooms do not),
  • seeking employer assistance with costs, and
  • taking advantage of applicable tax deductions for expenses

Course Materials

Students not already certified in the current Project WET, Project WILD, or Project Learning Tree guides will be required to order these books through KEEC. Each book costs $25 and contains EE lesson plans and activities that will be referenced throughout the course. Students will need to obtain, on their own, a copy of Childhood and Nature: Design Principles for Education, by David Sobel.

Code of Ethics 

In order to participate in the course, all applicants must sign the Code of Ethics, which includes the following statement:  
Standard 1.1.  The educator will clearly differentiate between education and advocacy when conducting EE programs, allowing students to decide for themselves where they stand on environmental issues.  The educator will refrain from making personal advocacy statements when teaching about environmental issues.
The full text of the Code of Ethics is included in the application form and available here. Applicants who have questions or concerns about the Code of Ethics should contact

2016-17 Course Schedule  

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Workshop 1: November 3-5, 2016
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park 
4441 Ky Hwy. 1833
Buckhorn, KY 41721
Phone: (606) 398-7510
Lodge or cabin reservation deadline: October 1, 2016
Ask for the KEEC room block
Instructors: Ashley Hoffman and Jenny Howard Owen
Workshop 2: December 1-3, 2016
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park​ 
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY 40701
Phone: (606) 528-4121
Lodge or cabin reservation deadline: November 1, 2016
Ask for the KEEC room block
Instructors: Jane Eller and Jenny Howard Owen
Workshop 3: February 23-25, 2017
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213
Lodging arrangements are up to the course participants
Instructors: Joe Baust and Terry Wilson

Workshop 4: March 23-25, 2017
Barren River Lake State Resort Park (March 23-24) & Mammoth Cave National Park (March 25)
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, KY 42156
(270) 646-2151
Lodging for both nights should be at Barren River Lake
Lodge or cabin reservation deadline: February 23, 2017
Ask for the KEEC room block, code 1319
Instructors: Jane Eller and Jenny Howard Owen
 Photo of Project Pipeline activity
​Above: 2013-14 course participants in a Workshop 3 activity - Project Pipeline