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Adair Co. High project combines art, renewable energy, recycling

On May 20, the community gathered at the Adair County High School PRIDE Arboretum to enjoy an illuminated art display featuring solar-powered lights and recycled glass and wood. The display, entitled “This Is Art,” was the result of a year-long project by a team of 40 ACHS students. Their unique creation earned the PRIDE Environmental […]

Pulaski County Library offers PRIDE Club for all ages

Pulaski County Public Library PRIDE Club, PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award, February 2014

Children of all ages are invited to explore nature and stewardship during monthly meetings of the Pulaski County Public Library PRIDE Club. Membership is not required because this club is open to everyone. During the March 20th PRIDE Club meeting, there was a surprise presentation to the library staff of the PRIDE Environmental Education Project […]

Corbin kindergarteners take nature photos with PRIDE

Corbin Primary School kindergarten students win PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award January 2014

In January, 175 kindergarten students at Corbin Primary School participated in a nature photo contest. They learned how to use the digital cameras, which had been purchased with PRIDE funds, and earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. “This contest was a great way to open students’ eyes to the natural beauty […]

Hazel Green goes green, earns green

Hazel Green Elementary School’s fourth and fifth-grade students accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for their plastic recycling project. Principal Brad Mullins and Bianca Hawkins, who led the project, are on the front row, and the fourth and fifth-grade teachers are in the back.

Hazel Green Elementary School students made money for their school while learning about recycling. Their project also earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. For two weeks in December, students were encouraged to save every piece of plastic used in their homes, such as water bottles and liquid soap containers. They brought […]

LCCHS students clean river, win PRIDE award

  For serving as good stewards of the Kentucky River, the Letcher County Central High School PRIDE Club has earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. The club members volunteered on Nov. 23 for a cleanup organized by Headwaters, Inc., a local community watershed group in Whitesburg. They joined volunteers from Headwaters […]

Tyner Elementary tops in contest entries

Tyner Elementary School students accept PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award

Jackson County’s Tyner Elementary School has earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. The school submitted the most entries in PRIDE’s region-wide contest for students to design the 2014 PRIDE Spring Cleanup T-shirt, which will be given to thousands of volunteers in April. All third, fourth and fifth graders […]

Laurel County students enjoy 4-H Eco EDventures

Laurel County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Kim Whitson accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

For its 4-H Eco EDventures program, the Laurel County Extension Service has earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. “Students had fun while they learned about the environment, so those memories will stick with them,” said PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson, who taught at the event and later presented the PRIDE […]

Bluebird web cam a hit in Lee County Schools

Congressman Hal Rogers presented the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award to Lee County High School students and faculty.

The Lee County High School PRIDE Club recently earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. Congressman Hal Rogers, who co-founded PRIDE, presented a plaque to students and faculty on Monday, Aug. 19. “Our PRIDE Club students continue to raise the bar in environmental education and unique nature projects,” said […]

McCreary County treats its 7th graders to camp

McCreary County Environmental Education Camp 2013

The McCreary County Environmental Education Camp won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for June 2013.The McCreary County Extension Service hosted the camp for 69 seventh-graders from McCreary County Middle School. The three-day, two-night camp was held in May at the J.M. Feltner […]

Clinton County students lead anti-littering petition drive

Clinton County Middle School students Jana Mullins, Chloe Martin and Olivia Maupin accepted the school’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. PRIDE’s Mark Davis (left) presented the plaque, and Judge-Executive Lyle K. Huff congratulated the students on their achievement.

A petition drive to end littering has earned Clinton County Middle School the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. The petition was the brain child of Olivia Maupin, Chloe Martin and Jana Mullins, who are seventh and eighth-graders. They called Judge-Executive Lyle K. Huff and asked him to draft a […]

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