Outreach

AWAKE is a site with information for all audiences: students, teachers, hunters, anglers, outdoor enthusiasts, and all of us who love and want to know more about Kentucky's environment.On this site, you will find Kentucky-specific information about our plant and animal species that live all across the Commonwealth.

The College of Agriculture’s Environmental and Natural Resources Initiative and the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment partner with the Black Males Working STEM Academy (BMW) to implement life science, engineering, mathematics, physical science and natural resource activities in a project-based learning format.

This website, created by the University of Kentucky’s Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, College of Agriculture, and NSF-ITEST, gives an insight to spatial careers and provides information on what spatial skills are needed for each "space" and its basic academic preparation, a list of careers in each space, and some career profiles of people who work in each space.

The project were funded by USDA, Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). These projects were designed to provide an opportunity for teachers to learn scientific research methods and for students to act as real scientists along with them.Middle and high school students and teachers learned how to use remote sensing technology to collect data on community-based natural resource problems and create 3-D computer models to simulate the issues.

The Green Breakfasts are held each year in conjunction with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to present the Environmental Commission Awards.

This project is funded by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to teach students and teachers about storm water and water quality.

The UK Environmental Seminar Series features nationally recognized scholars who will address major global challenges surrounding sustainability and the environment as well as challenges surrounding the implementation of sustainable practices in government and industry. The series is funded by the Office of the Provost.

 

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