Environmental Education

Next Education Matters explores environmental education

Monday, March 18, 2013

Education Matters | KET imageLearn how environmental education helps Kentucky students master science and other academic content through engaging hands-on learning experiences that demonstrate how their choices and actions affect the world around them.

The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, March 18 at 9/8 pm on KET. Following the broadcast, the program can be viewed online at ket.org/educationmatters.

This Education Matters includes a visit to Blackacre Nature Reserve in Louisville to see a group of inner-city students participating in field study activities and to West Carter Middle School in Olive Hill, where students have built a zero-energy greenhouse for growing lettuce and other vegetables.

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Schmitz, executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • Sean Elkins, science consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education
  • Tresine Logsdon, energy and sustainability curriculum coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools
  • Dr. Melinda Wilder, professor of curriculum and instruction and director of the Division of Natural Areas at Eastern Kentucky University

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