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PRIDE awards $135,525 for environmental education

J Waterford PRIDE MascotNature will come to life for students across southern and eastern Kentucky during this school year, thanks to funding announced today by Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., the nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education across the region.

PRIDE awarded $135,525 in Environmental Education Contracts to 95 schools, nonprofit organizations and other educators. (Scroll down to view a list of recipients, by county.)

The contracts, which are worth up to $1,500 each, will be used during the 2011-2012 school year.

“The quality of environmental education in our region is top notch, and we are honored to support our educators as they inspire students to appreciate and care for nature,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson.

“These funds will be used for hands-on activities, such as greenhouses and recycling projects, that show students how and why to take responsibility for our region’s unique environment,” Wilson said.

“To get students out into their communities, each contract includes $250 to operate a service-oriented PRIDE Club,” Wilson added. “Club members participate in local cleanup events, and they perform their own project to improve the local environment.”

“Recycling is a great example of a school lesson that can turn into a lifelong habit of good stewardship,” Wilson said. “When schools use PRIDE funds to buy recycling containers and supplies, students then have a chance to recycle first hand, and they see just how easy it is. At the same time, their teachers explain that recycling saves energy and natural resources while creating jobs.”

The PRIDE funds will benefit 37,181 students during this school year, according to the applications submitted by contract recipients. Many projects, such as building greenhouses, will serve students for years to come.

Since 1997, PRIDE has presented 1,188 funding awards for environmental education, impacting 655,736 students across the region. The funds have been used to start 55 school recycling projects and build 397 outdoor classrooms, 129 greenhouses, 67 nature trails, and 61 wetlands and rain gardens.

PRIDE was founded in 1997 by Congressman Hal Rogers and Kentucky Natural Resources Secretary James E. Bickford to promote “Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment” in 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.

2011-2012 PRIDE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONTRACT RECIPIENTS, BY COUNTY
(Contract amount includes $250 for a PRIDE Club. These brief project descriptions may not not include all planned uses of funds.)

Adair County

  • Colonel William E. Casey Elementary/Adair County High – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Lindsey Wilson College – $1,380 to construct rain garden

Bell County

  • Frakes School Center – $1,500 to buy outdoor classroom materials
  • Frakes School Center – $1,200 to expand recycling program.
  • Page School Center – $1,450 to expand recycling program
  • Yellow Creek School Center – $1,450 to expand recycling program
  • St. Julian Catholic School – $1,190 to create butterfly garden & rain garden

Breathitt County

  • Highland Turner Elementary – $1,500 to enhance greenhouse
  • LBJ Elementary – $1,500 to buy educational resources
  • Rousseau Elementary – $1,450 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc. (Head Start) – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom

Clay County

  • Manchester Elementary – $1,500 to expand aquaculture project
  • Goose Rock Elementary – $1,500 to implement energy conservation project
  • KCEOC Community Action Partnership (Head Start)- $1,500 to create recycling program

Floyd County

  • May Valley Elementary – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Prestonsburg Elementary – $1,495 to create nature trail

Harlan County

  • Cumberland Elementary – $1,439 to buy educational resources
  • James A Cawood Elementary – $885 to build outdoor classroom
  • Harlan Middle – $1,450 to buy weather system, camera, books
  • Harlan County High – $1,500 to enhance nature trail
  • Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College – $1,487 to buy water test kits
  • KCEOC Community Action Partnership (Head Start) – $1,500 to ceate recycling program

Johnson County

  • Paintsville Elementary – $1,250 to buy education materials
  • Paintsville High – $1,400 to repair nature trail
  • Johnson Coungy Conservation District – $1,497 to support annual Conservation Day for 4th graders

Knox County

  • Flat Lick Elementary – $1,500 to enhance outdoor environment
  • Jesse D. Lay Elementary – $1,250 to buy educational resources, greenhouse equipment
  • Lynn Camp Elemenatary – $1,450 to buy a Delta Science Modules
  • Lynn Camp Middle – $1,500 to buy grow lab kit, expand recycling
  • Lynn Camp High – $1,500 to buy grow lab kit, expand recycling
  • Barbourville High – $1,500 to build environmental garden classroom
  • St. Camillus Academy – $1,500 to buy animal habitat, Earth Day materials
  • KCEOC Community Action Partnership (Head Start) – $1,500 to create recycling program

Laurel County

  • London Elementary – $1,500 to cxpand recycling program
  • North Laurel Middle – $1,500 to buy hydroponics classroom growth lab
  • South Laurel High – $1,500 to enhance science lab, outdoor classroom

Lee County

  • Beattyville Elementary – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books
  • Southside Elementary – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books
  • Lee County Middle – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books
  • Lee County High – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books
  • Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc. (Head Start) – $1,500 to enhance outdoor classroom

Leslie County

  • Stinnett Area Community Center – $1,500 to build outdoor classroom

Letcher County

  • Arlie Boggs Elementary – $1,500 to complete outdoor classroom
  • Beckham Bates Elementary – $1,500 to create butterfly garden
  • Letcher Elementary – $1,400 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Letcher County Central High – $1,500 to expand outdoor education

McCreary County

  • Whitley City Elementary – $1,500 to build outdoor classroom
  • Pine Knot Primary – $1,500 to expand animal habitat
  • Pine Knot Intermediate – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom
  • McCreary County Central High – $1,500 to expand recycling program
  • McCreary Academy – $1,500 to buy educational materials
  • McCreary County Extension Service – $1,500 to support environmental camp for 7th graders

Menifee County

  • Menifee County 4-H – $1,500 to host environmental education camp

Metcalfe County

  • Metcalfe County High – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom

Monroe County

  • Tompkinsville Elementary – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Gamaliel Elementary – $1,250 to expand outdoor classroom

Morgan County

  • Morgan County 4-H Council – $1,500 to support overnight environmental education camp
  • Morgan County Middle – $1,400 to expand greenhouse and recycling project
  • Morgan County High – $1,500 to expand recycling program

Owsley County

  • Owsley County Elementary – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books
  • Owsley County High – $1,500 to buy multimedia materials and books

Pike County

  • Shelby Valley High – $1,500 to expand recycling program
  • St. Francis of Assisi School – $1,475 to buy educational materials

Pulaski County

  • Nancy Elementary – $1,355 to expand outdoor classroom and wetland
  • Hopkins Elementary – $1,150 to maintain outdoor classroom
  • Meece Middle – $1,100 to support environmental education field trips
  • Somerset High – $1,250 to buy educational materials and support Earth Day event
  • Science Hill – $1,500 to buy educational materials, expand recycling program
  • Somerset Christian – $1,500 to construct greenhouse
  • Somerset Community College – $1,500 to support Earth Day event, install butterfly garden
  • Pulaski County Public Library – $1,500 to buy educational materials and institute geocaching program
  • Sunrise Children’s Services – Cumberland Adventure Program – $1,116 to buy educational materials

Rockcastle County

  • Mt. Vernon Elementary – $1,450 to expand recycling program, maintain animal habitat and greenhouse

Rowan County

  • Morehead Youth Development Center – $1,500 to repair outdoor classroom shelter
  • Morehead State University – $1,480 to build solar recharge station

Russell County

  • Russell County Middle – $1,500 to expand recycling program, create rain garden
  • Tot’s Landing, Inc./Russell County Conservation District – $1,500 to construct outdoor classroom
  • Russell County Extension Service – $1,500 to expand recycling program, support Earth Day celebration

Taylor County

  • Taylor County Elementary – $1,500 to expand recycling program
  • Campbellsville Child Development Center – $1,300 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Taylor County Conservation District – $1,500 to support Earth Day celebration, community education about recycling

Wayne County

  • Walker Elementary – $1,500 to enhance outdoor classroom

Whitley County and Corbin

  • Boston Elementary – $925 to expand recycling program
  • Whitley County East Elementary – $1,100 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Whitley County North Elementary – $1,500 to buy Earth Day and other materials and cameras
  • Whitley County Middle – $1,300 to expand outdoor classroom
  • Whitley Central Intermediate – $800 to buy digital cameras and books
  • Corbin Elementary – $1,500 to expand butterfly garden/outdoor classroom
  • Corbin Primary – $1,500 to expand butterfly garden/outdoor classroom
  • Corbin Middle – $1,250 to buy soil and water testing supplies
  • Corbin High – $1,450 to expand recycling program
  • Corbin Educational Center – $1,500 to develop outdoor classroom
  • EKU – Corbin Campus – $1,500 to enhance rain garden, support environmental workshop

Wolfe County

  • Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership, Inc. (Head Start) – $1,500 to expand outdoor classroom

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