University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

outreach

Outreach Programs

  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.
     
  Black Males Working STEM Academy partners with OEPOS to create project-based learning activities in the life sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical science, and natural resources fields that will help to prepare students and promote college and career readiness.
     
  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.
     
  The Carter G. Woodson Academy's EcoClub and OEPOS are working together to allow students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental and ecological concepts and the practice science processing skills. 
     
  Community-Based Science projects are designed and sponsered by the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment staff and faculty as a way to teach scientific research methods through "real life" applications.
     

ITEST

  NSF ITEST provides insight into the different careers available in the various fields of space; inner, outer, earth, marine, design, and business. ITEST provides guidlines for academic preparation and spatial thinking awareness for the careers available in each space.
     
  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.
     
KY River Watershed Logo   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.
     
  The Lexington Stormwater Project is a study of water quality, use and issues in Lexington, Kentucky. Students have the opportunity to work with students in Kathmandu, Nepal to compare the water in Lexington to water on the other side of the world.  
     
UK Environmental Seminar Series   The UK Environmental Seminar Series was funded by the Office of the Provost and allowed students, faculty and staff, and the community the chance to learn from and engage with nationally recognized scholars on major global challenges regarding sustainability and the environment. 
     
  Our UK COA project team developed learning modules to be used in UK-COA undergraduate courses, which are now being modified for use in K - 12 learning environments. The new modules include Sustainable Agriculture, International Trade and Certification, Community Development, World Hunger and Food Safety.