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​Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan (KELP)

KELP coverThe Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan is the result of a two-year collaboration of environmental education experts that outlines seven major goals to ensure Kentucky's high school graduates are environmentally literate.  The Kentucky Board of Education has approved the implementation of the KELP along with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  As part of the KELP, KEEC has also correllated national environmental education guidelines with the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS).

EE Master Plan

Land, Legacy and Learning IV coverBy statute, every five years KEEC convenes representatives of agencies and organizations from across the state to collaborate and create a master plan for improving environmental education in Kentucky. The first master plan, Land, Legacy, and Learning, was completed in 1999. Updated versions were completed in 2004 and 2009. The most recent version, Land, Legacy and Learning IV, was published in 2015.
Click here to view or download the EE Master Plans for Kentucky.

EE Surveys

Students working on an outdoor project with a mountain in the background.By statute, KEEC must “monitor and report periodically on environmental literacy in Kentucky.” KEEC, working with the University of Kentucky Survey Research Center, completed the first survey of environmental knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in 1999. The second survey was conducted in 2004; the third in 2009.


KEEC Legacy coverKEEC currently publishes the quarterly newsletter KEEC Legacy. Subscribe to receive the newsletter via email by contacting us at (800) 882-5271 or by emailing

Home Inventories

Home Inventories logoModeled after the Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools program, KEEC offers Home Inventories for homeowners and apartment renters to assess the efficiency and sustainability of their homes. 
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