Course Application and Schedule


2020-21 and 2021-22 Courses

​In order to proceed safely during the ongoing pandemic, the 2020-21 course will be open only to full-time members of the Environmental Education Leadership Corps. We plan to open the course to all participants and resume a normal schedule in 2021-22.

Course Costs 

The costs of attending the course are: 
  • Workshop fee: $225 per workshop (lodging and meals included)
  • Course materials: Up to $90
  • Transportation: variable
Participants may significantly reduce the costs of attendance by: 
  • applying for a scholarship (funded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky)
  • seeking employer assistance with costs
  • sharing transportation to and from workshops, and
  • staying on site at workshops. 


Lodging and Meals

Lodging will be in shared rooms, with bunk beds in all workshops except Workshop 3, which will have twin beds. Meals will also be provided on-site, mostly prepared in on-site kitchens, with dietary restrictions taken into account. Costs of lodging and meals are included in the workshop registration fee (a change from previous years).

Participants are welcome to make their own arrangements, like staying in a hotel nearby and bringing their own food, but they will be responsible for the additional cost.


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 $30 and contains EE lesson plans and activities that will be referenced throughout the course.

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

2020-2021 Tentative Course Schedule

Workshop 1: October 9-10, 2020
Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory, Crab Orchard
Workshop 2: December 11-12, 2020
J. M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London
Workshop 3: February 5-6, 2021
Flaget Retreat Center, Louisville

Workshop 4: March 26-27, 2021
Cave Research Foundation, Cave City
 Photo of Project Pipeline activity
​Above: 2013-14 course participants in a Workshop 3 activity - Project Pipeline 
Course Application and Schedule