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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.
Our week-long summer programs offer options for educators to earn Act 48 hours, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits from NEIU-19, graduate credits from Wilkes University, undergraduate credits from Keystone College, and non-credit options. Each course includes multiple field experiences and features a variety of presenters with expertise in their field.
KCEEI also offers one-day workshops and multi-week programs on a variety of ecological, outdoor recreation and sustainable living topics throughout the year. All programs are open to the community and offer a reduced fee non-credit registration option. Our naturalists are always happy to customize a field day to meet the interests of your group.
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.
Environmental courses and events available at KCEEI.
Dates: March 24 – April 28, 2018
Class Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Non-Credit Course Fee: $115
Date: March 15, 2018
Class Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
KCEEI Workshop Registration Fee: $10
Date: April 7, 2018
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
KCEEI Workshop Registration Fee: $25 +$5 lunch optional
Date: First Saturday of each month, May – July 2018
Class Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Fee: No cost
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.