A core element of the mission of Friends of Land Between The Lakes is to give every visitor we interact with an environmental education message. In order to accomplish this, we provide a variety of educational programs and activities at Land Between The Lakes. Many of these programs are designed to enhance the visitor’s appreciation of the value and importance of the environment to our past, present and future. Environmental Education is the underlying theme of all activities at LBL.

A common thread woven throughout the development of civilization is the dependence on the natural resources that nature provides to us. The understanding of the limitations and wise utilization of these resources is the focus of Environmental Education. Only with the knowledge of the interaction and dependence we have on the environment, will our world be able to continue to thrive and improve.

The following are resources educators or any Friend of Land Between The Lakes may find useful in their search for information that will expand their knowledge of this important subject.

 
Natural Inquirer is a free journal for middle school students.

Investi-gator is a free science journal for upper elementary level students.

These journals focus on natural resource science and you may want to order some for your children. If you go to either web site and follow the directions below, you may sign up for an account and submit an order.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs.

Project WILD (Wildlife Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical, interactive workshops.

Project Learning Tree is a conservation and environmental education program.  Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window” on the world to increase students’ understanding of our environment; stimulate students’ critical and creative thinking; develop students’ ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

Project Food, Land, and People promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world

North American Association for Environmental Education – The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, non-confrontational, scientifically-balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues.

Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is one of the country’s oldest associations supporting environmental education and the first affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. KAEE represents teachers, government, industry, parents, students — people who understand that each citizen should be able to make wise decisions concerning the environment, and to do that, they must be environmentally educated.

Kentucky Environmental Education Council – The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is a state agency located in the Education Cabinet.  The work of the Council is directed by a group of citizens appointed by the Governor.  This governing board is also known as the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. The 5 year Kentucky’s Plan for Improving Environmental Literacy  is a work product of the Council.

Center for Environmental Education at Murray State University The Center for Environmental Education is a Western Kentucky resource for assistance in development of a more robust understanding of the value and the importance of Environmental Education in society today.  A review of its purpose, objectives, and services provided on their website.

 

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