Awake is an informational organization created in congunction with the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Office of Environmental Programs Outreach Services (OEPOS) and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. The purpose of Awake is to provide information about Kentucky's natural resources and environment.
Mapping the Cane Run Environment and Watershed (MCREW) is a collaboration between OEPOS and UK water professionals and students, teachers, and community members in the Cane Run Watershed. The goal is to help students, teachers, and the community understand water quality and impacting factors, and to promote urban stream restoration.
Girls STEM Day is a chance to bring middle-school aged girls to campus and introduce them to UK faculty, staff and students working in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The girls get to talk with female faculty, staff and students working in these fields, and in some labs, see or perform small demonstrations of work relating to the field. Photo Galleries available here.
The James Lane Allen Stormwater Project in a partnership between James Lane Allen Elementary School and OEPOS to provide education and activities regarding Watersheds and Karst systems, Macroinvertebrates, chemical compositions of ecosystems, and other environmental factors.
The central goal of the Kentucky River Watershed project is to improve middle school teachers’ competence and confidence in teaching and applying Kentucky Core Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in authentic STEM contexts that engage students in doing science and applying knowledge in authentic contexts.
STEM PRIDE - A partnership between the University of Kentucky, local industries, and Kentucky middle and high school pre-service and in-service teachers to prepare them to better guide Kentucky students to 21st century STEM related careers through learning experiences including summer internships in academia and industry positions.
Energy is Elementary - The project development team, composed of faculty and staff from the Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Education, and CAER, propose an elementary science education project for seven elementary schools in Fayette County Public Schools. The purpose of this program is to help build an understanding on how to use energy as a driving force in elementary teaching and learning