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A group of elementary age children interact with a water conservation demonstration.

Conserve. Prepare. Protect.

UESEP seeks to improve citizen appreciation for science and to enhance their understanding of the environment. Providing environmental education is key to advances in conservation and to avoiding the long‐term consequences associated with poor environmental stewardship and management of our natural resources.

What is UESEP?

  • UESEP is the acronym for Urban Environmental Science Education Program.
  • UESEP is an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education.
  • This program provides adults and youth with natural resource conservation strategies that lead to improved environmental awareness and stewardship.

UESEP Components

UESEP consists of four different components that can be mixed and matched to create a large program series or taken individually depending on interest: Camp Conservation, Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education,  STEM in the Garden, Youth Exploring Environmental Science.

Elementary youth work in a group building birdhouses.

Camp Conservation

The Camp Conservation component is an on-site field trip alternative for youth to experience environmental science education that focuses on green issues currently facing urban communitiesClick for more info

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Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education

The Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education component adapts programs regionally across the state that focuses on wildlife recovery and sustainability, GPS and geocaching, disaster preparedness, and urban forestry and ecological processes.  Click for more info

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 STEM in the Garden

Coming 2019

Youth Exploring Environmental Science

The Youth Exploring Environmental Science component is an in-school or after-school program that pairs hands-on learning experiences with school curricula for a better understanding of environmental science issues.  Click for more info

Contact Us

State Office

Alabama A&M University

(Madison County & Statewide)
Dr. Karnita Garner
Office: (256) 372-8331
Email: kfg0003@aces.edu

Urban Centers

Dale and Houston Counties

Phillip Carter
Office: (256) 794-4108
Email: phillc2@aces.edu

Elmore, Autauga and Montgomery Counties

Roosevelt Robinson
Office: (256) 270-4133
Email: robinrl@aces.edu

Mobile and Baldwin Counties

Jack LeCroy
Office: (251) 574-8445
Email: jml0003@aces.edu

Morgan and Lawrence Counties

Allyson Shabel
Office: (256) 974-2464
Email: ams0137@aces.edu


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