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EKU's Environmental Education Endorsement Program Nationally Recognized

EKU Class CMN799

EKU's Center for Environmental Education offers an environmental education endorsement program, which recently received national recognition by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  It is one of only two programs to be nationally recognized.  To learn more....

Wilderness First Responder Course at Maywoods

For 9 days in the early part of January, Maywoods was home for 19 people enrolled in the Wilderness First Responder Course. The course was offered by EKU  Campus Recreation's Adventure Program in partnership with....

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Maywoods Becoming a Popular Destination

Maywoods EKU's Environmental and Educational Laboratory has always provided research opportunities for EKU faculty and students.  Recently, the Division of Natural Areas has expanded the opportunities at Maywoods by providing environmental educational programing for area school groups.  In a recent EKUpdate, Dr.

National Weather Service Honors Lilley Cornett Woods' Manager

On October 4, 2012, in a ceremony at the EKU Manchester Campus, officals from the Jackson office of the National Weather Service presented the John Campanius Holm Award to Robert Watts, manager of Lilley Cornett Woods.  The award was in recognition of Mr. Watts' 38 years of service as a volunteer cooperative weather observer. 

International Enviromental Service Learning, Destination Costa Rica

A graduate credit class for formal K-12 educators and administrators, non-formal environmental educators and University faculty and staff, which includes 9 days in Costa Rica working with leatherback turtles and local schools.  For more information...

Leadership Spotlight

Dr. David Brown, assistant professor in biological sciences, was featured in the most recent issue of  EKU Update's "Power of Maroon: Leadership Spotlight". For the complete article...

Earth Force Workshop's Action Project

Teachers whom participated in the Earth Force Service Learning Workshop ( August 23 & 24, 2012) lead by William Bennett and Dr. Melinda Wilder learned first hand about developing an action project.  To learn more about the project, read the full story

Restoring Natural Habitat at EKU

A piece of land on the far end of Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus may become a new home for native plants and animals. It’s becoming an outdoor classroom for EKU students….It’s a beaten down grassy path which winds behind EKU’s law enforcement complex and onto the Taylor Fork Ecological Project site...

Costa Rica Service Learning Course Project

The Costa Rica Environmental Service Learning Course completed their Earth Force Service Learning workshop at Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory on April 28.  By completing the six steps outlined in the Earth Force Service Learning process, these graduate students planned and implemented a service project relatee to energy conservation within a day's time.  Their st