Back to School with Bluegrass Greensource

By: Danny Woolums, Environmental Educator, Bluegrass Greensource 

Every year, Bluegrass Greensource educators spend August and September meeting with teachers throughout our 20-county service region. This year is no exception, as we bring back some of our most popular programs and meet with many, new, and exciting educators.

Recycling
Greensource educators work hard to help Central Kentuckians understand the impacts of solid waste on our environment, while finding ways to reduce our use of resources. For schools in Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, and Shelby counties, BGGS is available to teach students the dos and don’ts of recycling. Special thanks to the City of Lexington, Republic Services, and Waste Haulers of the Bluegrass for providing these opportunities to the students they serve!

Water
New this year is an exciting project focusing on the West Hickman Creek watershed in Fayette County. Bluegrass Greensource is working with community partners to “formulate a plan for increased watershed outreach, engagement and water quality improvement efforts in the West Hickman Creek Watershed.” To find a way to get involved on behalf of your school, check out Live Green Lexington’s events page on Facebook!

If you’re looking for general classroom water education, we have lessons discussing erosion, earth’s features, human-impact, adaptations, and more. We look closely to the NGSS to make sure our science experiences are as relevant as you need them!

Energy
Thanks to funding by Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky (TMMK) and the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), Central Kentucky students get an opportunity to learn about energy transformations, engineering practices, and societal impacts of our energy use! If you’re looking for a great way to teach your students, make sure to give us a call!

Litter
Did you know that a cigarette butt can take 10 years to break down when flicked out of a car window? Did you know that animals sometimes ingest plastic bags thinking that they are prey? If you didn’t, you’re not alone! Many of the city and county governments in our region offer education through Bluegrass Greensource on reducing impacts of litter on our local waterways and environment! From stormdrain stenciling to tabletop models, we are ready to engage your classroom in conservation efforts!

If you’re interested in having one of our educators visit your classroom, give us a call or send an email to info@BgGreensource.org to connect to our passionate team!

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