Keystone Environmental Education Institute
Teaching sound science in our natural world.
Keystone College’s Environmental Education Institute (KCEEI) offers a variety of hands-on educational activities for those interested in exploring, protecting, and enjoying our natural world.
Keystone College’s 170-acre Woodland Campus, ponds, streams, wetlands, trails, outdoor classrooms, and field stations provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor discovery and a wonderful learning atmosphere for our environmental education courses and workshops.
Living with the Land
Living with the Land is an exciting outdoor series by Keystone College’s Environmental Education Institute that showcases some spectacular amenities of the Woodlands Campus. The 170-acre campus offers a breathtaking organic laboratory of wonder and discovery, brimming with endless learning opportunities. Many programs are free. Times and dates are subject to change.
The Living with the Land program is funded in part by the Wyoming County Room Tax, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.
Tree Identification Series
Learn how to identify trees throughout the seasons while learning about trees on campus.
Birding on the Woodland Campus
Join an experienced birder for a guided walk looking for birds.
April 29, May 6, 13, and 20
Following the Wild Bees: The Craft & Science of Bee Hunting
Luncheon and two lectures with Dr. Thomas D. Seeley, and tour of KC Apiary. April 23
Maple Syrup Producers Workshop
KCEEI’s Maple Syrup Producers Workshop for Beginner and Experienced Sugar Makers.
Guest speakers include Steve Childs and Lauura Dangler.
Saturday, June 10.
Keystone College’s 170-acre Woodlands Campus features a stream, seven miles of hiking trails, and meadows and is home to a nature preserve and maple sugaring operation. The outdoor classrooms and field stations provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor discovery and a wonderful learning atmosphere for our environmental education courses and workshops.
KCEEI Founder, Professor Howard Jennings
Keystone College’s Environmental Education Institute was founded by Professor Howard Jennings, who taught sciences for over 45 years at Keystone College, and was a leader in environmental stewardship throughout his lifetime. KCEEI remains committed to his vision to enhance the learning experience by combining inquiry-based science with field study, using nature as a laboratory.
The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.
KCEEI is funded by Keystone College, and through generous private gifts and grants. We wish to extend our gratitude to the P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Overlook Estate Foundation for their ongoing support. Gifts to KCEEI go directly to fund our environmental education and stewardship programs.