Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:30am-4:30pm
Gateway CommunityÂ & Technical College- Boone Campus
500 Technology Way, Florence, KY 41042
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) will present the second annual KAEE Sustainability Symposium on Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) at Gateway Community and Technical Collegeâ€™s Boone Campus in Florence, Kentucky.Â The event will explore the collaborative network of numerous educational, local government, and nonprofit organizations committed to enhancing the northern Kentucky region through urban sustainable development.
Registration is now open and is $25 for students, $35 for KAEE members, and $45 for non-KAEE members. Cost includes lunch with healthy, local foods and all field trips. KAEEâ€™s Sustainability Symposium promises to be a stimulating, fun experience so donâ€™t miss out â€“ go to kaee.org/symposium for details on how to register.
Speakers include representatives from:
- City of Covington,
- Kenton County Public Schools,
- Green Umbrella,
- Vision 2015,
- Center for Great Neighborhoods,
- Banklick Watershed,
- Greater Cincinnati Civic Garden Center,
- Gateway Community and Technical College,
- Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
In addition to the presenters, three sustainability tour options are available and included with registration:
- Option 1: Sustainable Covington Tour: Exploring, on foot, the first completed section of the Licking River Greenway Trails System.Â The tour also will include a sampling of Covingtonâ€™s sustainable sites, such as a LEED certified home built by the Center for Great Neighborhoods and neighborhood community gardens.
- Option 2: Public Service Park Tour at Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1): Featuring environmental best management practices and cutting edge public educational programming.Â A national model for environmental outreach, the park provides an empowering and interactive learning experience teaching why it is important to reduce the amount of pollution entering our streams and rivers through storm water runoff.Â Some of the parkâ€™s features include a vegetated roof, a wetland adventure, environmental art sculptures, storm water garden, retention and detention basins, Native American creek walk, and urban forest.
- Option 3: Licking River Canoe Tour: Focusing on water quality and history.Â Starting at Wilder Park, participants will paddle down the lower portion of the Licking River to the Roebling Bridge on the Ohio River.Â Note: A $17.50 canoe rental fee is required for participation.
Sustainability isnâ€™t simply â€śgreen living.â€ť Sustainable living seeks a balance between the economic, social, and environmental factors in peopleâ€™s lives. â€śThis symposium will provide an opportunity to explore the connections between sustainability and environmental education â€“ not just for educators but all Kentuckians,â€ť Hoffman said.