Conservation Educator Jasmine Johnson teaching a class of students

Conservation Education

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) has Conservation Educators (CE’s) who present conservation programs in Kentucky schools. CE’s are professionals in their field and are trained in the instruction of outdoor skills and certified in teaching programs such as hunter edu​cation, fishing, archery, and Project WILD.

All public, private, and home schools are eligible to receive our in-school programs free of charge. Programs are designed for students in grades 4, 5, and 6 and cover a wide range of topics ranging from Kentucky wildlife, outdoor ​safety, and current issues facing our environment. Educators develop programs in accordance with the Kentucky Academic Standards. CE’s also represent KDFWR at school or community events such as career days, safety days, and camp fairs and can be a great tool for any type of youth education event.​

Conservation Educator Districts

Conservation Educators Districts
Click the Map​ to open an interactive PDF with clickable contacts for the Conservation Educators in your area.

How do Conservation Education Programs Work?​

Schools that enroll in our Conservation Education program will receive 4-5 programs during the school year. Programs are given during the months of October, November, January, February and March. December and April are used for make-up programs. Each monthly program is 35 to 45 minutes in length and the class size ranges from 15 to 200, depending upon school enrollment and room capacity.​

​Need more information about Conservation Programs?

Please contact your local Conservation Educator for more information about Conservation Programs. General questions about our conservation education program or camps may be directed to Emily Hogue at 502.892.4491, or by emailing ​

Contact a Conservation Educator.​​

Summer Camps

​We have 3 summer camps in Kentucky: Camp Currie, Camp Wallace and Camp Webb. Check out our ​ Summer Camp Information to get your child signed up! ​