Mission: The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education(KACEE) promotes and provides effective, non-biased and science-basedenvironmental education to all Kansans.
Results: KACEE has provided educational training and resources for more than 20,000 Kansas educators using high quality environmental education programs like Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, and the Leopold Education (early childhood, K-8 and secondary programs).
Target demographics: Environmental educators of PreK-12 Kansas children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500+ Educators
Geographic areas served: State of Kansas
Programs: KACEE is the state coordinator for Project Learning Tree/PLT Secondary Modules, Project WET, Project WILD and Project WILD Aquatic. In addition, KACEE coordinates WET in the City and the Leopold Education Project in Kansas.
I'm a new member of KACEE and went to my first conference in Jul. In the past few years our school had cut conferences for teachers and I couldn't have afforded to go on my own. KACEE awarded a scholarship to my district and I was a lucky recipient.
From the conference I learned of many resources for teachers and have taken over the Kansas Green Schools project in our school. The staff at KACEE have helped me get it all started.
Also at the conference I broke out of my "comfort" zone and went to a physics break out session that my students will benefit from and perhaps future automobiles will benefit from getting them interested at this younger age. Through the networking with other people in the state from the KACEE I have been able to get innovative ideas to teach students in different ways.
I have a renewed excitement to teach science this year and in the next several years. We will be working on an OWL site and a community garden.