Education Outreach

Bluegrass Greensource educators provide environmental education in 20 counties in central Kentucky, working with Pre-K through 12th Grade Programming.

Bluegrass Greensource (BGGS) offers environmental education programs for preschool through high school students. Educators facilitate standards-based classroom lessons focused on water quality, energy, recycling, plants, animals, and more!

Energy Programs

Waste Reduction Programs

Water Programs

Resources for your classroom and school

Meet our educators

Rachel Patton

Environmental Educator

Rachel is an Environmental Educator for Bluegrass Greensource. Rachel graduated from Transylvania University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In addition to her classes at Transylvania, Rachel coordinated litter cleanups of the surrounding area and spent many hours in local schools. She has worked at the Lexmark Center for Children and in Fayette County Public Schools with elementary school students. Rachel enjoys spending her free time kayaking and hiking with her husband and dog.

Pony Meyer

Pony Meyer

Environmental Educator

Pony graduated with a M.S. in Recreation Management with a focus on wilderness studies from the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. They have 8 years of teaching experience in formal and informal education. Before coming to BGGS, Pony worked as a Program Specialist at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill doing outdoor environmental education and historical programming. They love hiking, dancing, and riding bikes.

Pattie Stivender

Education Director

Pattie Stivender is the Education Director working with pre K – 12 schools and also coordinates community outreach activities and volunteer opportunities. Pattie attended Eastern Kentucky University where she majored in Occupational Therapy. Pattie developed a passion for nurturing the environment as a young child watching television! The Crying Indian PSA developed by Keep America Beautiful opened her eyes to the negative impact that humans can have on the earth. Litter cleanups are some of her favorite activities. Contact Pattie with questions about environmental education in area schools, or to schedule an event in Fayette County.

For more information:

Pattie Stivender
859.266.1572, ext. 226.