kCB 'virtual' Environmental Education

Program Overview

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Environmental Education Program has been a community resource for 20 years, connecting underserved children with the environment to help them grow, learn, and develop personal responsibility for their community. Given the new challenges facing schools, teachers, and students during the pandemic, we have had to reimagine our programming which relied upon the student’s shared experiences with the environment. The Environmental Education Program classroom presentations, assemblies, and select field trips are being converted to an interactive digital format.

meet our Education Team

Kara Luggen

EE Program Director

Kara has been an informal educator for over 10yrs. Her first years of education took place throughout Central America while she worked on completing a dual Masters Degree from the University for Peace and American University. She has been with KCB since 2016 and became the EE Program Director in 2018. Kara loves nature, hikes and camping with her two large dog children. She's also a self-proclaimed cookie connoisseur.

Rachel Cranmer

EE Program Coordinator

Rachel has been working for KCB since January 2020 as the Environmental Education Program Coordinator. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati, an M.A. in Biology from Miami University, and is a National Geographic Certified Educator. When she isn't traveling the world (usually in Africa), Rachel enjoys working outdoors, hanging out at the Zoo, and watching probably too much Netflix.