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COVID-19: Environmental education ideas while you're at home
Let’s get outside, Kentucky! You can flatten the curve while enjoying spring. Adults and children alike reap countless benefits (including reduced stress and anxiety) when they spend time outdoors, and students currently learning from their homes will likely learn even more when doing so outside. Looking for ideas and inspiration? The Kentucky Environmental Education Council and Kentucky Association for Environmental Education​ have numerous resources available to help parents, teachers, childcare providers, students, and organizations experience the outdoors in meaningful ways.​

KEEC is hiring!
The KEEC is hiring for two part-time positions: a Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Coordinator and a Communications and Marketing Coordinator.
 
The Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Coordinator will coordinate the Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) program, which encourages students in Kentucky K-12 schools to complete projects that improve the sustainability and health of their schools. The person in this position will:
• Promote KGHS to teachers and administrators.
• Work with applicants for nomination to the US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program.
• Conduct teacher professional development workshops.
• Research and share best practices for K-12 environmental education.
• Maintain records of school service learning projects.
• Administer grants to participating schools.
• Plan and coordinate the annual KGHS and KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon.
• Foster collaborations with businesses.
• Travel regularly around Kentucky to participating schools.
• Travel infrequently outside of Kentucky for conferences.
 
The Communications and Marketing Coordinator will:
• Research, write, and distribute social media posts, email newsletters, news releases, and other informational materials for all agency programs, including the Environmental Education Leadership Corps, Professional Environmental Educator Certification, and Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools programs.
• Design agency publications and marketing materials.
• Update and maintain agency social media accounts.
• Update and maintain the agency website.
• Coordinate with the communications staff of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
• Travel regularly around Kentucky to cover agency events and other environmental education events.
 
Each position will
• Work up to 100 hours per month (or about 22.5 hours per week).
• Be required to work from the KEEC office in Frankfort approximately once per week, with the option to do the remainder remotely.
• Receive $20 per hour (no benefits).
• Receive an agency laptop.
• Receive reimbursement for travel expenses (except to and from Frankfort).
• Report to the KEEC Executive Director.
 
To apply for either position, submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Wesley Bullock at wesley.bullock@ky.gov. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.

 
COVID 19 UPDATE--CONTACT INFORMATION
 
​KEEC staff are primarly working from home until further notice. During this time, you can reach us at:

Primary contact
wesley.bullock@ky.gov
859-213-3034

Billy Bennett, Executive Director
billy.bennett@ky.gov
859-333-7215

Wesley Bullock, Environmental Education Specialist
wesley.bullock@ky.gov
859-213-3034

Ashley Mike, AmeriCorps Program Director
ashley.mike@ky.gov


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For more information about Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools, visit greenschools.ky.gov.
 
 
 
 
 
KEEC is an Employer of National Service. We highly encourage alumni of national service to apply. 
 
 
 
 
EE Resources in Kentucky 
KEEC is compiling a list of organizations in Kentucky that provide environmental education. Send suggested additions to the list to wesley.bullock@ky.gov.
 
 
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