Dear Environmental Education Supporter,
We invite you to show your support for environmental education in our state by sponsoring Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) events this year. KACEE unites public agencies, teachers, community organizations, businesses, and individuals behind a common cause - teaching kids how to think, not what to think, about environmental issues through non-biased and science-based EE.
KACEE is a 501(c)3 organization with a vison to grow a healthy, vibrant and resilient Kansas through the power of environmental education. A portion of your sponsorship is tax deductible. Your sponsorship will be recognized in our promotions, reaching 1300+ people across Kansas.
By sponsoring our fundraising events, you will help offset costs, reduce registration fees, and provide scholarships for educators. Support for environmental education is vital for a healthy environment, vibrant economy, and successful communities.
If environmental education is something that you or your organization deeply values, sponsoring one or more of our events provides the opportunity to live your values and lead your community by example.
Thank you for your consideration!
The KACEE Board and Staff
Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Educators
Early Childhood Educators
Nature Center, Parks, and Zoo Staff
State Organization Education & Outreach Staff
After School Program Leaders & Educators
Parents and Grandparents
Education and Environment-based College Majors
GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
FAMILIARITY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Learn about the health, educational, and developmental benefits of EE, and see what EE in action looks like firsthand.
INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITIES IN THE EE GUIDE BOOKS
Learn how to use Project WET, Project WILD, Project Learning Tree, and Leopold Education Project activities through our hands-on approach.
LEARN HOW TO USE EE AS A TOOL
Accomplish existing classroom or program goals and objectives. EE is not an 'add-on', but rather a lens through which to teach your curriculum.
Each year, more than 1,300 educators take part in KACEE's courses. Workshop participants include formal and non-formal educators, and anyone with an interest in teaching children about the natural world.
TO THE CLASSROOM
KACEE offers a variety of conservation and environmental education courses to both formal and non-formal educators.
The following programs are featured in our courses and serve as the activity guides for your EE efforts in your own classroom.
what you'll gain FROM KACEE'S COURSES
Develop skills in questioning strategies, discussion techniques and facilitation group involvement.
Learn process and problem-solving techniques for involving others in the study of the environment.
Gain skills in collecting, recording, and interpreting environmental data.
Conduct field investigations on
habitats, plant associations, soil, water and urban areas.
Learn simulation games, classification activities and action planning for environmental education.
KACEE serves as the co-sponsor of these programs in partnership with various state agencies.
Each program is nationally acclaimed and delivered through courses of 4 hours or more in duration.
The programs are interdisciplinary and designed to supplement classroom curriculum.
PRE-K THRU 12+
Course participants explore and take home an activity guide featuring ready-made lessons and activities for grades pre-K through 12 and beyond.
The activities are hands-on and focus on developing critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
Contact Ashlyn Kite-Hartwich, Director of Educational Programs, with questions or for additional details.