Lexington began offering waste education in our K-12 schools partnered with the revamp of the Recycle Center in 2008. Since then, the programs have expanded to include education about stormwater, sanitary sewers/wastewater and multimodal transportation. Meet the team who serves you below!
Danny Woolums serves as the Environmental Education Coordinator for the team. He has 10 years of experience in environmental education and is a certified professional environmental educator accredited through the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Danny is also certified as a workshop facilitator in many of the nation's leading environmental education curriculum and has lead workshops across the state of Kentucky. He has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and was selected as an CEE-Change fellow through NAAEE. Danny loves working with teachers in the ongoing process of inspiring our youth to be engaged in shaping our tomorrow.
Milan Bush is an environmental educator with 10 years of experience in childhood development and elementary education. A former gym teacher, kindergarten science teacher, and instructional coach, Milan's broad array of experience helps inform her understanding of how to serve our school community best. Milan is looking forward to bringing environmental awareness to the youth in our neighborhoods.
Annie Griggs is an environmental educator with six years of experience, having taught about birds and wildlife throughout Georgia, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Kentucky. She is a University of Kentucky alumna and is a certified workshop facilitator for many environmental education programs. Annie is passionate about waste management and is thrilled to be back home in the Bluegrass serving her community.
Julia Maugans is the Alternative Transportation Educator, working on transportation and environmental outreach for three years during their time at the University of Kentucky, from where they graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Julia is a League Cycling Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists and primarily a bicycle commuter. Through this work, they get great joy being a part of a formative childhood experience: learning how to ride a bike.