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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 is Online

UESEP offers online learning experiences for youth, educators, environmental professionals, and nature-lovers. Join us for a public session or reserve a private online series for your youth group, classroom, or professional organization.

UESEP Components

UESEP consists of three 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, and Youth Exploring Environmental Science.

  • Camp Conservation – The Camp Conservation component is an is an “on-site” or online field trip alternative for youth to experience environmental science education that focuses on green issues currently facing urban communities.
  • Engaging Citizens through Environmental EducationThe Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education component adapts programs regionally across the state, focusing on wildlife recovery and sustainability, GPS and geocaching, disaster preparedness, and urban forestry and ecological processes.
  • Youth Exploring Environmental ScienceThe 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.

Contact Us

Contact us to share your interest in joining a future in-person or online workshop. We can customize the workshops to meet the needs of your group, professional organization, or classroom.

Alabama Extension serves all 67 Alabama counties. If your county isn’t listed below, contact the nearest county on the list or the program specialist in the state office.

State Office, Alabama A&M University
Karnita Garner, Wildlife & Natural Resources Specialist
Office: (256) 372-8331 Email: kfg0003@aces.edu

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs. This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Renewable Resources Extension Act Program (#1012197) and Capacity Building Grant Program #2017-38821-26426.

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