EE WEEK 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/18/13) – Governor Steve Beshear joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and hundreds of organizations nationwide in recognizing the value of environmental education and collaboration. The Governor has officially proclaimed April 14-20 as Environmental Education Week.
 
“Environmental Education Week is a wonderful time to focus on learning opportunities in K-12 classrooms, on university campuses and at settings such as nature centers, zoos, aquariums and museums,” said Gov. Beshear. “It also draws attention to environmental education taking place in America’s classrooms on Earth Day, April 22, and to the value of year-round learning about environmental stewardship.”
 
In the Commonwealth, environmental education is coordinated by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC), a state agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
 
KEEC Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz thanked the Governor for his support.
 
“Whether in the K-12 setting or as a lifelong learner, everybody can benefit from high-quality environmental education,” said Schmitz. “Being an interdisciplinary field, environmental education engages students in the real world, underscoring the importance of healthy living and civic engagement, and shows the connection between the environment and the classroom.”
 
According to experts in the field, countless careers of the next generation will be related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM subject areas can be major components of Environmental Education Week lessons and activities.
 
“There are many connections between STEM education and environmental education,” said Schmitz. “Examples include students using instruments to measure pH levels, designing solutions to environmental problems, and calculating tons of paper gathered as a result of a student-led recycling program”
 
National Environmental Education Week is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation, a congressionally-chartered independent nonprofit that provides objective environmental information. This is the ninth National Environmental Education Week since its inception in 2005. Last year, more than 20 states officially proclaimed an Environmental Education Week.
 
For more information about National Environmental Education Week, visit www.eeweek.org. To contact the KEEC, visit http://keec.ky.gov or call toll-free (800) 882-5271.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Kim Brannock
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

KY FAME Expands to Greater Owensboro

FRANKFORT, Ky. (5/26/15) — Kentucky's nationally recognized workforce training program is coming to western Kentucky.… Read More

Apollo Edges Ohio County, Advances

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/27/15) — Apollo pitcher Ryan Hundley outdueled Ohio County hurler Jake Griffin during a first round… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7609

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7373

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3443

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 21, 2015 3421

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2484

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10841

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7625

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 2484

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2472

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 2401

Large Necklace on Rearview Mirror Lands Driver in…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1833

Governor Announces Hopkins County as Kentucky…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1570

Two Central City People Jailed on Meth Charges

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1353

Veterans Honor Veterans

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1144

‘Remembering Those That Paid All’

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1119

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1098

Bremen Man Charged with Concealed Brass Knuckles…

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 1032

Teenager Injured during Multiple Rollover…

by SurfKY News