Climate and Health in Kentucky: Exploring K-12 Curriculum Connections is a virtual professional development workshop for educators. This free, interactive workshop will help answer important questions such as:

  • What does climate change look like in Kentucky?
  • How does climate influence human health?
  • What can we do about it?
  • What opportunities exist for incorporating climate and health content into classroom instruction?

During the live session to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m., ET, UK-CARES leaders will provide content that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards. This workshop is designed by and for educators and open to all who participate in the K-12 school system in Kentucky. Space is limited and registration is required. Attendees will receive confirmation of two hours of professional development upon completion of an online evaluation.

  • Dana Haine, MS, Science Educator, Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Stacy Stanifer, PhD, Nursing & Environmental Health, University of Kentucky
  • Alice Turkington, PhD, Geography, University of Kentucky
  • Craig Wilmhoff, MS, High School Biology Teacher, Perry County Public Schools System

Registration will close on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.


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Check with your school district to determine if the workshop meets professional development requirements.

Please email Kelly Kennoy if you have any questions about the workshop at