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."
"One of the biggest benefits is networking and bonding with fellow participants. Another benefit is exposure to curriculum guides and hands on activities. I do several hands on activities already, but the course has helped me refine and expand them. My organization benefits because I can use the information and skills I gained from this course to improve current programs and classes and to develop new ones that have more impact. I also have a better understanding of how to work with formal educators." (2016-17 course participant)
"This course provided me with a framework of thought, history, and pedagogy in which to anchor my work. It allowed me to further develop a holistic approach to teaching. The course allowed me to offer more perspectives and depth in the classroom." (2016-17 course participant)
"I have a greater awareness of the fact that positions on environmental issues are rooted in values and beliefs, not just knowledge and/or ignorance. I also have have a deeper understanding of standards & guidelines. All of these factors combine to increase my conscientiousness, enthusiasm, objectivity, and effectiveness as an educator." (2014-15 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.