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Apply now for the 2016-17 Professional Environmental Educator Certification course 

Join the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, and dedicated environmental educators from across the state of Kentucky, in the upcoming Professional Environmental Educator Certification course. The course will be held in four workshops from November 2016 to March 2017. Here are just a few of the reasons this will be a great year to participate:
  • Thanks to a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, $5000 in scholarships are available to course participants.
  • In 2015, the course earned national accreditation from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).
  • It is one of only three NAAEE-accredited programs in North America.

This will be the tenth offering of the course. Since its launch in 2004, 187 participants have completed the course. KEEC continues to build on the foundation laid in those previous years, offering great ideas for activities to use in your own work and a thorough understanding of environmental education best practices. The course is based on the Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators, developed by NAAEE. The course also relates environmental education content to Kentucky Academic Standards.

A participant from the 2014-15 course told us, "It has enriched and energized my work. I have already begun implementing some of the activities and they have been well received. Very valuable! Thank you! Networking with colleagues in the field is wonderful! I feel more connected and part of something bigger. It filled gaps in my knowledge."

The course application, syllabus, scholarship application, and course schedule are available here
. The deadline for submitting applications is July 31, 2016, but enrollment is limited to the first 25 applicants who send complete applications, including the $200 registration fee. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards by August 8.

The switch to a biannual schedule and availability of scholarships have only increased interest in the course, so you will want to submit your application early to reserve your place. For more information, see the course overview or write
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