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Southwestern High School receives PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Somerset, KY — What do hydration and water pollution have in common? These are both problems the students of Southwestern High School in Pulaski County are trying to solve for the Samsung® “Solve for Tomorrow” 2017 Education Contest. For their efforts to make a difference in their community and improve student health, PRIDE presented them […]

West Carter Middle School Earns PRIDE Project of the Month Award

Carter County, KY — Inviting nature to West Carter Middle School is just one of the goals of the West Carter Middle School Science Club. The recent addition of a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to the school grounds is the latest of many environmental education tools this club has spearheaded, earning them PRIDE’s Project of the […]

Rainbow trout raised and released by Paintsville High students

These rainbow trout were hatched and raised at Paintsville High School and now swim free in Little Paint Creek. Photo provided by Hans Doderer.

For months, Paintsville High School students have been raising rainbow trout from eggs into fingerlings, under the direction of science teacher Hans Doderer. On March 10, when they released the last of the trout into Little Paint Creek, PRIDE surprised them with an award for their Trout in the Classroom Project. The project began last […]

Winter gardening at Pikeville Elementary

PES students who work in the winter garden accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. High school students involved in the project were not available at the time the photo was taken.

Fresh vegetables are on the menu at Pikeville Elementary School this winter, thanks to the “Plant It for the Planet” project by students in Traci Tackett’s Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Education classes. The students, who are in grades four through ten, are tending a winter garden. The school cafeteria has served up their produce […]

Casey County Middle students build butterfly garden for community

Casey County Middle School students Kayla Goad (left) and Brenna Hayes (right) accepted the school’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson (center).

PRIDE has honored Casey County Middle School for a service learning project completed by its students during the 2013/2014 school year. Just under 150 seventh-grade students participated in the project, which was led by teacher Karin Weddle. They researched, designed and built a butterfly garden at the Casey County Ag Expo Center. They added wildlife […]

Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery hosts Eco Adventure Day

Moria Painter, Environmental Education Specialist, accepted the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery’s award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

The Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for treating Russell County’s fourth-grade students to a fun day exploring nature. Nearly 200 fourth-graders, along with their teachers, attended the hatchery’s annual Outdoor Eco Adventure Day on Oct. 17, 2014. They learned about diverse natural resources from […]

Stearns Trail Town 5K wins PRIDE award

McCreary County Judge-Executive Douglas Stephens, McCreary County Tourist Commission Executive Director Tara Chaney, PRIDE Program Director Jennifer Johnson and McCreary County Deputy Judge-Executive and PRIDE Coordinator Andrew Powell.

McCreary County has been recognized for its campaign to raise awareness of its 200-plus miles of scenic trails. The McCreary County Tourist Commission won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for the 5K run/walk it held on May 31. The 5K raised more than $2,000 for new signage at the Stearns Trail […]

Russell Co. Middle invites visitors to wetland

Students tested water quality and looked for critters in the Russell County Middle School wetland before repairing it on June 9, 2014.

You may have noticed some changes to the landscape in front of Russell County Middle School. As you drive along Hwy. 127, you can see large channel rocks that were added to the school’s wetland on June 9 during a repair project that included 33 students. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. “We welcome everyone […]

Outdoor learning at West Carter Middle

West Carter Middle School PRIDE Club members showed off their PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award, along with ribbon from the ribbon-cutting ceremony at their outdoor learning center.

  For creating an outdoor learning center, the West Carter Middle School PRIDE Club won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. Members of the school’s PRIDE Club, which explores nature and performs community service, built the outdoor learning center over the past two years. It features a wetland, a greenhouse built from […]

Bell Elementary students, teachers, parents build bluebird boxes

Bell Elementary School teacher Jessica Thrasher and members of her PRIDE Club accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

Wayne County’s Bell Elementary School PRIDE Club has won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. During a PRIDE Club meeting, 82 first and second-grade students built bluebird boxes to put up at their homes. They discussed the importance of creating safe homes for bluebirds, which are native to this area. More than […]

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