Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located on the northern shore of Kentucky Lake in Marshall County. The park encompasses 1,351 acres and is one of the more popular resort parks. The park features a center, 18-hole golf course. The park received a rating from two diamonds to three diamonds from the American Automobile Association in 2007. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park received the upgraded rating, the two facilities were the first state resort parks to achieve the three-diamond rating following AAAs revision of its rating system in 2001
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park was at first named Jenny Wiley State Park on January 1,1954 with Dewey Lake near Prestonsburg, Kentucky as its centerpiece. It is named for Virginia Jenny Wiley, a woman who is remembered as a survivor of Indian captivity. Taken captive October 1,1789, by Indians of the area, Shawnees and Delawares and she escaped after 11 months of captivity. Jenny Wiley became pregnant and gave birth during the captivity, and her dramatic escape in the spring of 1790 is now a legendary tale of early American frontier life in the Levisa Fork River area and the Big Sandy Valley. Of the parks 2,871 acres,1,100 acres is Dewey Lake, the Kentucky record for largest tiger muskie was at Dewey Lake. Dewey Lake was named for the hero of the Battle of Manila Bay, Admiral George Dewey, the park lies in a Moist Appalachian environment, dominated by maple and tulip poplars. The parks hotel, May Lodge, has 49 rooms, many rental cabins, the Music Highway Grill uses locally grown produce and dairy.
The Jenny Wiley Amphitheater produces numerous plays, such as The Wizard of Oz and A Chorus Line, fishing is very popular, with many boat launches as well as a full service boat dock at the May Lodge. The Jenny Wiley Trail marks the path Wiley took to escape her Cherokee tormentors, the beautiful scenery and low traffic make this one of the best kept secrets among Bicycle Tourists and Randoneers. Multiday bicycle camping and touring clinics are offered in fall and winter during the turning of the leaves, an 18-hole golf course is available among other outdoor activities. Dawkins Line Rail Trail Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Kentucky Department of Parks Jenny Wiley Theatre
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is a park located just southwest of Corbin, Kentucky and is contained entirely within the Daniel Boone National Forest. The park encompasses 1,657 acres and is named for its major feature, the falls are one of the few places in the western hemisphere where a moonbow can frequently be seen on nights with a full moon. The park is the home of 44-foot Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls was dedicated as a state park at 1,30 p. m. on August 21,1931. Following a $2 million renovation project in 2006, the received an upgraded rating from two diamonds to three diamonds from the American Automobile Association in 2007. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park received the upgraded rating, the two facilities were the first state resort parks to achieve the three-diamond rating following AAAs revision of its rating system in 2001
Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
Jefferson County Public Schools is a public school district located in Jefferson County and operating all but one of the public schools in the county. It is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Education which selects, JCPS operates 150 schools with more than 101,000 students, making it the 27th largest school district in the United States. In 2014–15 the system had a $1.1 billion budget, with a fleet of more than 1,500 vehicles, it operates one of the 10 largest transportation systems in the nation. Jefferson Countys total population stands at approx,760, 000-by far the largest in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The seven members of the Jefferson County Board of Education are elected by election to four-year terms. Each board member is responsible for an area of Jefferson County, the Superintendent, Dr. Donna Hargens, serves as secretary to the board at all meetings. The current board members are Diane Porter, Chris Kolb, Stephanie Horne, Benjamin M. Gies, Linda Duncan, Lisa Willner and Chris Brady.
The board was very proactive in year 2011 and into 2012 regarding the request for a management audit. The results of the audit were published in January 2012, the board reviewed the report and with board support Dr. Hargens followed through on the recommendations. Year 2012 has proven to be an active year. The Strategic Plan-Vision 2015 was approved by the board on May 29,2012, the process beginning at a much needed board retreat in October 2011 resulted in this important document. In addition, in 2011 the board approved Board Operating Principles to improve board governance, Public education in the Louisville area dates to 1829 and the beginning of the Louisville Public School District. In 1838 a separate county school system began operating, in 1975 the two systems were merged by court order. On April 24,1829, the City of Louisville established the first public schools for children under sixteen years of age, a board of trustees was selected, and Edward Mann Butler was selected as the first head.
The first school began operation in the story of a Baptist church on the SW corner of Fifth. The next year, the first public building in the Louisville Public School District was erected at Fifth. This property was purchased one of the trustees for $2,100. Tuition was waived if the trustees felt a child was unable to pay, after a few years, the state granted half of the property of the Jefferson Seminary for use in constructing a High School College
United States Forest Service
The United States Forest Service is an agency of the U. S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nations 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. Major divisions of the include the National Forest System and Private Forestry, Business Operations. Managing approximately 25% of federal lands, it is the major national land agency that is outside the U. S. Department of the Interior. The concept of the National Forests was born from Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation group and Crockett Club, in 1876, Congress created the office of Special Agent in the Department of Agriculture to assess the quality and conditions of forests in the United States. Hough was appointed the head of the office, in 1881, the office was expanded into the newly formed Division of Forestry. The Forest Reserve Act of 1891 authorized withdrawing land from the domain as forest reserves. In 1901, the Division of Forestry was renamed the Bureau of Forestry, gifford Pinchot was the first United States Chief Forester in the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
As of 2009, the Forest Service has a budget authority of $5.5 billion. The Forest Service employs 34,250 employees in 750 locations, including 10,050 firefighters,737 law enforcement personnel, and 500 scientists. The mission of the Forest Service is To sustain the health and its motto is Caring for the land and serving people. As the lead agency in natural resource conservation, the US Forest Service provides leadership in the protection and use of the nations forest, rangeland. The agencys ecosystem approach to management integrates ecological and social factors to maintain and enhance the quality of the environment to meet current, the everyday work of the Forest Service balances resource extraction, resource protection, and providing recreation.5 billion trees per year. Further, the Forest Service fought fires on 2,996,000 acres of land in 2007, the Forest Service organization includes ranger districts, national forests, research stations and research work units and the Northeastern Area Office for State and Private Forestry.
Each level has responsibility for a variety of functions, the Chief of the Forest Service is a career federal employee who oversees the entire agency. The Chief reports to the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment in the U. S. Department of Agriculture, there are five deputy chiefs for the following areas, National Forest System and Private Forestry and Development, Business Operations, and Finance. The Forest Service Research and Development deputy area includes five stations, the Forest Products Laboratory. Station directors, like regional foresters, report to the Chief, Research stations include Northern, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Rocky Mountain, and Southern. There are 92 research work units located at 67 sites throughout the United States, there are 80 Experimental Forests and Ranges that have been established progressively since 1908, many sites are more than 50 years old
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 30th-most populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being the states second-largest city of Lexington, Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County. Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Sited beside the Falls of the Ohio, the major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site. It was the city of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Its main airport is the site of United Parcel Services worldwide air hub, since 2003, Louisvilles borders have been the same as those of Jefferson County because of a city-county merger. The official name of this consolidated city-county government is the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, the citys total consolidated population as of the 2014 census estimate was 760,026.
However, the total of 612,780 excludes other incorporated places and semiautonomous towns within the county and is the population listed in most sources. As of 2014, the MSA had a population of 1,269,702, the history of Louisville spans hundreds of years, and has been influenced by the areas geography and location. The rapids at the Falls of the Ohio created a barrier to river travel, the first European settlement in the vicinity of modern-day Louisville was on Corn Island in 1778 by Col. George Rogers Clark, credited as the founder of Louisville. Several landmarks in the community are named after him, two years later, in 1780, the Virginia General Assembly approved the town charter of Louisville. The city was named in honor of King Louis XVI of France, early residents lived in forts to protect themselves from Indian raids, but moved out by the late 1780s. In 1803, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark organized their expedition across America in the town of Clarksville, Indiana at the present-day Falls of the Ohio opposite Louisville, Kentucky.
The citys early growth was influenced by the fact river boats had to be unloaded and moved downriver before reaching the falls. By 1828, the population had swelled to 7,000, the city grew rapidly in its formative years. Louisville was a shipping port and slaves worked in a variety of associated trades. The city was often a point of escape for slaves to the north, during the Civil War, Louisville was a major stronghold of Union forces, which kept Kentucky firmly in the Union. It was the center of planning, supplies and transportation for numerous campaigns, by the end of the war, Louisville had not been attacked, although skirmishes and battles, including the battles of Perryville and Corydon, took place nearby
Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park is a U. S. national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the system under Flint Ridge to the north. The park was established as a park on July 1,1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27,1981, the parks 52,830 acres are located primarily in Edmonson County, with small areas extending eastward into Hart County and Barren County. It is centered on the Green River, with a tributary, with 405 miles of surveyed passageways Mammoth Cave is by far the worlds longest known cave system, being over twice as long as the second-longest cave system, Mexicos Sac Actun underwater cave. Mammoth Cave developed in thick Mississippian-aged limestone strata capped by a layer of sandstone and it is known to include more than 390 miles of passageway, new discoveries and connections add several miles to this figure each year. Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, the epikarstic zone concentrates local flows of runoff into high-elevation springs which emerge at the edges of ridges.
It is in underlying massive limestone layers that the human-explorable caves of the region have naturally developed. The limestone layers of the column beneath the Big Clifty, in increasing order of depth below the ridgetops, are the Girkin Formation. Genevieve Limestone, and the St. Louis Limestone, for example, the large Main Cave passage seen on the Historic Tour is located at the bottom of the Girkin and the top of the Ste. Each of the layers of limestone is divided further into named geological units and subunits. One area of research involves correlating the stratigraphy with the cave survey produced by explorers. This makes it possible to produce approximate three-dimensional maps of the contours of the layer boundaries without the necessity for test wells. The upper sandstone caprock is relatively hard for water to penetrate, the sandstone caprock layer has been dissolved and eroded at many locations within the park, such as the Frozen Niagara room. At one valley bottom in the region of the park.
Known as Cedar Sink, the features a small river entering one side. Mammoth Cave is home to the endangered Kentucky cave shrimp, a sightless albino shrimp, the National Park Service offers several cave tours to visitors. Some notable features of the cave, such as Grand Avenue, Frozen Niagara, two tours, lit only by visitor-carried paraffin lamps, are popular alternatives to the electric-lit routes
Jeffersontown is a home rule-class city in Jefferson County, United States. The population was 26,595 at the 2010 U. S. census and it is a major suburb of Louisville, when the Louisville Metro government was established in 2003, Jeffersontown remained an independent city. It is the areas largest municipality outside of Louisville. Located in southeastern Jefferson County, Jeffersontown came into being in the late 1700s as a stopover for early pioneers on their way to the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville. Farmers began to cultivate the land, which was surveyed by Thomas Bullitt in 1773. The Hites and Oldhams all settled the area under land grants for military service, in 1794, Abraham Bruner purchased 122 acres of land. The city was known as Bruners Town or Brunerstown by its inhabitants. Jeffersontown is located at 38°12′22″N 85°34′25″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 square miles, of which 9.9 square miles is land and 0. 10% is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 26,633 people,10,653 households, the population density was 2,675.9 people per square mile.
There were 11,220 housing units at a density of 1,127.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86. 74% White,8. 65% African American,0. 21% Native American,1. 77% Asian,0. 03% Pacific Islander,1. 14% from other races, and 1. 46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 54% of the population,26. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the family size was 2.99. In the city, the population was out with 24. 8% under the age of 18,7. 7% from 18 to 24,33. 4% from 25 to 44,23. 3% from 45 to 64. The median age was 36 years, for every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males, the median income for a household in the city was $51,999, and the median income for a family was $60,951. Males had an income of $41,345 versus $29,537 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,977, about 3. 7% of families and 4. 3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5. 4% of those under age 18 and 5. 4% of those age 65 or over
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Kentucky is a resort park in the northeastern part of the commonwealth, close to the town of Greenup, Kentucky in Greenup County on Kentucky State Route 1. The lodge contains a 232-seat dining room and it is centered on the 300-acre Greenbo Lake that features a boat dock and marina. There are over 25 miles of hiking and horseback trails, the park hosts a variety of community events each year including a quilt show, murder mystery dinner theaters, and a 5K race. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Kentucky Department of Parks Greenbo Lake State Resort Park American Byways
Environmental education refers to organized efforts to teach how natural environments function, and particularly, how human beings can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably. It is a multi-disciplinary field integrating disciplines such as biology, physics, earth science, atmospheric science, the term often implies education within the school system, from primary to post-secondary. However, it includes all efforts to educate the public and other audiences, including print materials, media campaigns. Engaging with citizens of all demographics to,2, think critically and creatively when evaluating environmental issues,3. Make educated judgments about those issues,4. Develop skills and a commitment to act independently and collectively to sustain and enhance the environment, to enhance their appreciation of the environment, resulting in positive environmental behavioural change. Environmental education has crossover with other disciplines. These fields of education complement environmental education yet have unique philosophies, specifically, CCE needs to help learners develop knowledge and values and action to engage and learn about the causes and management of climate change.
Science Education focuses primarily on teaching knowledge and skills, to develop innovative thought in society, outdoor Education relies on the assumption that learning experiences outdoors in ‘nature’ foster an appreciation of nature, resulting in pro-environmental awareness and action. Outdoor education means learning in and for the outdoors, garden-based learning is an instructional strategy that utilizes the garden as a teaching tool. Inquiry-based Science is an open style of teaching in which students follow scientific steps in a similar manner as scientists to study some problem. Often used in biological and environmental settings, while each of these educational fields has their own objectives, there are points where they overlap with the intentions and philosophy of environmental education. Several decades later, Louis Agassiz, a Swiss-born naturalist, echoed Rousseau’s philosophy as he encouraged students to “Study nature, not books. ”These two influential scholars helped lay the foundation for an environmental education program, known as nature study.
The nature study movement used fables and moral lessons to help develop an appreciation of nature. A new type of education, Conservation Education, emerged as a result of the Great Depression. Conservation Education dealt with the world in a drastically different way from Nature Study because it focused on rigorous scientific training rather than natural history. Conservation Education was a scientific management and planning tool that helped solve social, economic. The modern environmental movement, which gained significant momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, stems from Nature Study