KACEE is the organization in Kansas to provide professional development for educators in conservation and teaching about our environment. Without them, it wouldn't exist. Keep up the great work!!
I can't say enough great things about KACEE. This organization is on the leading edge of Environmental Education. KACEE has amazing, knowledgeable staff that work hard to make sure not only Kansans, but EVERYONE gets a well-rounded education. They understand how important it is to spend time outdoors and the true value of our natural resources. I am a better educator thanks to their workshops and support. A truly wonderful nonprofit organization!
I first got hired at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in 2015 as the Environmental/GIS Technician. The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education was the first training that I completed. It made an impact on how I conducted education/outreach both on and off the Reservation. Through my KACEE training, I was able to meet someone from the Grasslands Heritage Foundation and conduct an educational booth at one of their events. This allowed me to utilize my KACEE training to demonstrate the complex system of a watershed in a very accessible way. Earlier this year, our tribe held our annual Earth Day celebration and the tribal daycare came to visit our environmental office. I was able to further utilize my KACEE training to preschool age kids teaching them about clean water and a clean environment in a way that they could understand and have fun learning. Connecting with and completing KACEE training early in my career shaped the way I approach education/outreach as an environmental technician. Educating is key in reaching out to community members and encouraging better environmental practices. Rather than being bogged down with scientific information, KACEE enabled me to reach out to various aged tribal community members in a fun and informative way that better communicates the importance of a healthy environment.
I started working in EE about 23 years ago. Totally new to education, especially Environmental issues, and it was a KACEE workshop that taught me how to approach issues, how to engage the students, how to make it relevant to their world and how to empower them to action. I now work with teachers to help them the way KACEE helped, and continues to help, me!
When I go to National EE conferences, I constantly see KACEE stamped in EE efforts being presented. KACEE is one of the first and continues to be one of the leading EE organizations.
I have so many great memories. I look forward to making many more!
KACEE is not only a great state-wide organization, but also a leader among EE organizations in the US and beyond. I have worked with KACEE for many years and have very impressed with the professionalism and leadership they have shown, both regionally and nationally. I would say that KACEE is one of the top 5 environmental organizations in the Nation!
I have had the privilege of working with members of KACEE over the years via a national educators organization. I have also worked first hand with KACEE through a educational partnership creating a new program specifically designed for school group in Kansas. The KACEE organizational program made the partnership run smoothly and initial contacts from working throughout the stet were instrumental in seeing the program develop and to the eventual success of the project. Their professional approach and willingness to work with other to attain the final goal of quality education for students is what I will remember most. A great organization known statewide and beyond for their professional expertise and willingness to work and cooperate with others.
KACEE is an invaluable part of environmental education in the state of Kansas. Their professionalism, expertise, and enthusiasm go above and beyond any other organization of their kind. KACEE's impact on EE is seen not only in this state, but nationwide. They strive and succeed to provide the most up-to-date and relevant conservation and environmental education available. I would recommend this organization to anyone looking to better their teaching skills.
KACEE's trainings and programs have been instrumental in my training as an environmental educator. In fact, they not only offered the first training I attended as a novice naturalist back in 1997, but they were the most recent training I attended - fall of 2012 - as well. This ability to stay relevant and fresh to even seasoned environmental educators is commendable.
During 2004, KACEE empowered my Eco-Futurist facilitator role during USEPA Region 7 Four-State Enviro-Educator Leadership Conference. That experience led me into a KDHE-KWO funded Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP Class 6-2005).
Both TravelKS Frontier Military Historic Byway (AGR-iTourism) watershed orientation kits and Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) resulted from TRUST-based relationships.
Kansas University Alum & Author-Speaker Richard Louv continues advocating "No Child Left Inside" themes that enhance or expand scope of KACEE's inter-regional reach ...
KACEE is not only a great state-wide organization, but also a leader among EE organizations in the US and beyond. I have personally learned so many amazing things from to apply in my own organization and know that many others have as well. Kudos to KACEE for doing high quality work that improves EE in Kansas and also serves as a model for others.
At a time when everything is politicized, KACEE breaks through with non-biased, science-based environmental education resources for educators and other professionals. Their staff are some of the best in their field, their board is committed and ready, and their members are engaged.
It is not just Kansas that benefits from the work of this organization, but the nation. KACEE is recognized nationally for their efforts and successes. They are leaders among leaders - great job!
KACEE is the go to organization for conservation and environmental education in Kansas. The programming and professional development offered through KACEE generally exceeds participants expectations and is always a great opportunity for the price (when registration fees apply). I have been fortunate to be involved with KACEE for 12 years and have truly enjoyed every event they have hosted.
KACEE serves an essential role in the state of Kansas to keep the energy and enthusiasm of environmental educators going. In a state as large and rural as Kansas, a networking group like this does truly crucial work. Beyond conferences, their use of social media helps inform members of opportunities and important conversations.