Environmental Education Water Program
Now available in Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Scott, Owen, and Woodford Counties!
Thank you for your interest in our Water Education Program, made possible by a grant from American Water Charitable Foundation for Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Scott, Owen, and Woodford counties*! Our motto, “small changes, big impact,” reflects our core belief that every person can take the small steps today that will lead to big, positive changes in our shared environment. Throughout Central Kentucky, our environmental educators visit students in preschool through high school, facilitating lessons and programs that increase student awareness about their local environment and the impacts they can make!
**This particular grant is currently funding programming specifically in Bourbon, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Scott, Owen, Woodford counties. We do provide this type of programming in other counties in our service region, but they are funded through other various grants. If you have questions about programming opportunities in your area, please contact Rachel Patton, Environmental Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE OFFER TWO EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES:
A hands-on curriculum training and tour of the water treatment plant provides strategies and materials for integrating water quality and water treatment into classroom teaching. June 14th 9AM-12PM at the Lexington Kentucky American Drinking Water Treatment Plant.
Recommended for teachers of 4th-12th grade students. Lunch and travel reimbursement will be provided.
K-12 CLASSROOM OUTREACH
Educators facilitate standards-based classroom lessons. Lessons center on the local environment and watershed, while connecting students with their place in the world and community. In this program, students investigate the movement of water, how water shapes the earth’s surface, and how water quality impacts ecosystems. Participating classes will complete four lessons. This unit may be adapted to focus on stormwater, topography, creek studies, or aquatic macroinvertebrates. (ESS2, ESS3, LS1, LS2, LS4)
School Mini-grant Opportunity:
After completing four lessons, school groups have the option to develop a student led action plan for water quality. Action plans may include tree planting, creating or updating an outdoor classroom, or a day of outdoor learning. This program offers up to $300 per classroom. Available on a first come, first served basis.
The number of registrations for this program is currently at capacity so the form is closed for submissions.