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Environmental Education: Our reason for being here!

**** Our education programs are changing gears as Ame moves from Kentucky to Wisconsin! Ame will be teaching more online programs and doing some Lives on social media. You can also watch our Facebook page for onsite programs in the Madison WI area.

Onsite Classes

Online Classes

Scout Programs


Virtual Internships

Speaking Engagements

Teacher Training

Ame teaching a smudging class

Ame teaching a smudging class

Speaking Engagements for Community organizations

We are pleased to come to give talks to local community groups; garden clubs, Sunday school classes, animal shelters, and Lions Club are some of the places we have given talks. Madison, WI area.

Curriculum/ Lesson Plans/ Teacher Training

Ame also writes curriculum for teachers and home-schools. Our curriculum meets Kentucky and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

We also offer a workshop in Bringing Nature Education Into The Classroom. This class is designed to give teachers an up-close view of native species and learn why they are important in our environment.

We can come to teacher training programs or do small groups of teachers.

Virtual Internships

With the pandemic and a desire for students from around the country to participate, we are now offering Virtual Internships. These internships are open to high school and college students who want to learn more about the education and marketing end of a non-profit. (Note: students under 18 need parental permission).

Internships are available for:

  • Blog Writing on a variety of environmental topics

  • Environmental Education Writing - lesson plans and fun nature activities

  • Research Assistant

  • Video Editing - this one needs some prior experience and access to software programs

Interns and Students

(We are no longer offering in-person internships). We do want to thank our past interns, many of who have gone on to successful jobs in environmental fields. Ame is continuing to work with college and university programs to consult with students going into environmental and agriculture careers.

Our interns have gone into jobs as park environmental educator, microbiologist/lab manager, Peace Corps, Landscaper, wildlife rehabilitator, and organic farmer.

Our 2019 summer Intern Lauren earned 3 credits from the University of Kentucky and presented this fabulous poster to her classmates.

Our 2019 summer Intern Lauren earned 3 credits from the University of Kentucky and presented this fabulous poster to her classmates.

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Scheduling Classes

We are not open to the public. All tours and educational programs are scheduled. Please call or text, Ame, to make an appointment or discuss class opportunities. 859-242-1037 or email her at [email protected]

Your Teacher

Lead Teacher and curriculum designer, Ame Vanorio, has thirty years of teaching experience and holds graduate degrees in Education and Environmental Science. She has been involved in promoting organic agriculture and science education since 1986. Read more about her on our Partners page. 

In addition, we occassionally bring in teachers from the area who are leaders in their field.

Fox Run Environmental Education Center does not discriminate against animals or people due to race, income, religious practice or sexual orientation.