We are dependent on earth’s natural resources.  Everything from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the soil we use for food production--these resources are vital to our existence.  Unsolved worldwide social problems need to be addressed by Kentucky youth and adults because…


- In the US, shortage of scientists & people understanding  natural resource stewardship

- Under-representation of women and minorities in Natural Resource careers

- Need a diverse pool of trained scientists to frame and solve problems & educate others natural resource related areas

-  General population in the US (& worldwide) lacks basic understanding of environmental resources)