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Landscaping design developed for the bioswale and water basin. (November 2nd, 2012)

The plan created will emphasize water filtration and absorption as well as habitat creation and low maintenance.

CEES receives $297,000 grant extension for Durbin Project (August 22nd, 2012)

The WKU CEES has received a $297,000 grant extension over 18 months from the Kentucky Division of Water to support construction at the WKU-Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Durbin Project.

BGISD Contract Extension has been awarded for 2012-2013. (August 20th, 2012)

The Center's Program Coordinator, Robin Hume, will continue to work for the Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD) during the 2012-2013 school year.

Vernal pond installed at Durbin Project (August 6th, 2012)

After more than a year of planning, the WKU-Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Durbin Project broke ground on Friday, Aug. 3rd with the installation of a vernal pond. Most of the work was completed as planned, with wetland plantings to be done later this fall.

Wilson part of environmental education program for 35th summer (July 23rd, 2012)

For the past 35 summers, Dr. Terry Wilson, Director of WKU's CEES, has conducted a summer institute in environmental education at Land Between the Lakes (LBL).

New partner with Durbin Estate project (May 24th, 2012)

The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute is the newest partner to join the WKU-Habitat for Humanity Durbin Project.

Environmental Education in the works
Environmental Education in the works (May 15th, 2012)

Student uses ENVE 585: Independent Study Project to help keep ducks safe when nesting for population growth.

Bowling Green Independent School District Rain Barrel Workshop
Bowling Green Independent School District Rain Barrel Workshop (April 6th, 2012)

The Center facilitates a rain barrel workshop at old LC Curry Elementary School.

Kentucky Commonwealth Clean-Up Day (March 28th, 2012)

On Saturday, March 24, members and friends of the WKU-Habitat for Humanity Durbin Estate Project participated in a site cleanup, hosted as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.

Environmental Educator is Nuturing Wildlife (March 15th, 2012)

Agriculture classes at N. Muhlenberg High School recently finished 200 wood duck nesting boxes and mounted them along the banks of waterways in their county.

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Bristow Elementary School Installs a Vernal Pond on their Campus

Development of a "Disconnected Classroom" started October 18, 2013, in Warren County, KY, with installing a vernal pond to provide real-life experiences with scientific material through discovery learning.

Phase 2a for Durbin Project Completed; first passive home to be constructed ...

Phase 2a for the initial road and utility infrastructure, including permeable parking and a road-length bioswale designed to help with stormwater management, was completed in fall, 2013, using EPA 319(h) funds from the KY Division of Water.

NASA supports Center to work with STEM Educators

This NASA-funded project will implement an innovative collaborative project that addresses the need to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators.

The Partnership Between General Motors and the Center Continues...

An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.

GWC Enterprise Starts Installing Underground Utilities

On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.

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