Join our bright and experienced instructors, and people from across the Commonwealth who share an interest in environmental education, for this fun and informative course.
The four workshops will provide you with great ideas for activities to use in your own work and a thorough understanding of environmental education best practices. Participants who complete the course requirements will receive the designation, "Certified Professional Environmental Educator."
"After offering this course for a decade, KEEC has found an increased level of camaraderie and professionalism across the field of environmental education in Kentucky. Graduates of the course are better able to offer quality services and programs on behalf of their organizations, benefiting the entire commonwealth." (Elizabeth Schmitz, KEEC Executive Director)
"I have learned so much! I have an understanding of EE [environmental education] Guidelines, good practices, & clarification of the field. I enjoyed gaining new knowledge & skills that improve my ability to teach environmental issues. I have new resources & an EE network available to me I didn't have before." (2013-14 course participant)
"This class has been extremely beneficial. Learning the history of the field, networking, etc. has really helped me in my job. It's also given me a better background to build my programs on and to do EE more effectively." (2013-14 course participant)
Above: A Project Learning Tree activity in Workshop 1 - Field, Forest, and Stream
Join the course to:
- Learn new EE techniques and best practices
- Network with fellow educators
- Improve your organization's programs
- Support professionalism in the field of environmental education
See the Course Format
page for more information about the workshops and assessments.
The course is accredited by the North American Association for Environmental Education. Graduates certified in Kentucky are eligible to apply for reciprocal certification in other states with accredited programs.