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Welcome back to school!


Another school year has begun!  This is an exciting time for our education staff as we meet with schools and schedule programs for the year.  We continue to offer a variety of programs for our twenty county service region. Environmental education is available to these counties:  Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Fayette, Franklin, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Nicholas, Owen, Powell, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford.  Our educational subjects are:

Waste Reduction

Greensource educators work hard to help Central Kentuckians understand the impact of solid waste on our environment, while finding ways to reduce our use of natural resources. For schools in Fayette, Shelby, Lincoln and Garrard County, BGGS is available to teach students the dos and don’ts of recycling and how to reduce waste. Special thanks to the City of Lexington and Republic Services for these opportunities to the students they serve!

Water

Stormwater management features prominently in our water education lessons.  Students learn about the movement of water within a watershed and the impacts of non-point source pollution carried by stormwater runoff.  Water education is available in Fayette, Scott, Boyle, and Lincoln County. Funding is provided by the City of Lexington, Division of Water, Georgetown City Engineer and Judge Executive.

If you’re looking for general classroom water education, our lessons discuss 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 Office of Energy Policy, Central Kentucky students have the opportunity to learn about energy transformations, engineering practices, and societal impacts of our energy use. If you’re looking for hands-on, STEM related activities for your students, make sure to contact us!

Litter

Not only is litter unsightly- it also has a negative impact on the environment.  Bluegrass Greensource litter abatement lessons teach students how to reduce the impacts of litter on our local waterways and minimize the threats to local wildlife.  From stormdrain stencils and murals to tabletop watershed models, we are ready to engage your classroom in conservation efforts!

For a list of educators assigned to Fayette County Schools click here.  For all other counties interested in having one of our educators visit your classroom, give us a call or send an email to pattie@BgGreensource.org to connect with our passionate team!