BGISD Contract Extension has been awarded for 2012-2013.
|Author: Robin Hume|
Date: Monday, August 20th, 2012
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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. Robin will serve as a resource for the elementary science teachers in the district. Several trips to a local stream are being planned for the district's fourth grade students for this Fall. Robin will also work as a liaison between General Motors (GM) and BGISD to facilitate school projects at GM's new Outdoor Wildlife Habitat Area. With the new Common Core State Standards for Science being released in December of this year, Robin and a team of BGISD elementary science teachers will collaborate to find or create new science lesson plans, activities and labs wihich directly connect to the new standards.
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 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.
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.
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.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.