providing ee

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

since 1975

KACEE has been working with formal and non-formal educators in Kansas since 1975, leading the way in integrating Environmental Education into the classroom.

KACEE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IS FOR:
  • 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

  • Homeschool Teachers

  • Education and Environment-based College Majors

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
GOALS & OBJECTIVES:

01

FAMILIARITY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Learn about the health, educational, and developmental benefits of EE, and see what EE in action looks like firsthand.

02

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.

03

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.

1300+ EDUCATORS 

SERVED

EACH YEAR

BRINGING
EE
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.

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Project Learning Tree

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Project WET

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Project WILD

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Leopold Education Project

what you'll gain FROM KACEE'S COURSES

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1

Develop skills in questioning strategies, discussion techniques and facilitation group involvement.

2

Learn process and problem-solving techniques for involving others in the study of the environment.

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3

Gain skills in collecting, recording, and interpreting environmental data.

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4

Conduct field investigations on

 habitats, plant associations, soil, water and urban areas.

5

Learn simulation games, classification activities and action planning for environmental education.

REGISTER FOR A COURSE OR eeCREDENTIAL TODAY!

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (JEDIA) eeCourse
    Time is TBD
    Moodle
    Understand, recognize, and implement Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Environmental Education
  • Core Programs Trainings for Early Childhood eeCourse
    Time is TBD
    Moodle
    Learn to implement environmental education into early childhood education experiences as part of Kansas Green Schools.

Contact Ashlyn Kite-Hartwich, Director of Educational Programs, with questions or for additional details.

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CO-SPONSORED

KACEE serves as the co-sponsor of these programs in partnership with various state agencies.

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NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED

Each program is nationally acclaimed and delivered through courses of 4 hours or more in duration.

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SUPPLEMENTARY

The programs are interdisciplinary and designed to supplement classroom curriculum.

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PRE-K THROUGH 12+

Course participants explore and take home an activity guide featuring ready-made lessons and activities for grades pre-K through 12 and beyond.

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HANDS-ON

The activities are hands-on and focus on developing critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills.