Environmental Education

School & Educational Groups

Canoe Kentucky offers a variety of hands on learning experiences to reinforce curriculum topics you covered in your classroom. We will tailor these to your class size, topics you wish to cover, and time frame you are available to be with us. We will also coordinate the best location for your class’ experience, whether it be in Frankfort, your school, or a surrounding area. Let us help you plan your field trip which will meet your students’ needs and your desires. We look forward to working with you to conduct hands on learning activities with your students.  Click the link below to learn more on how we can help expand classroom learning!

Open to the Public

We offer community and open programs several times a year. These can include our Explore Nature Series program: guided hikes and other various workshops. These are provided at a minimal charge, but most are FREE!


These programs are tailored to families, groups, or individuals that may be looking to learn more about the world we live in. Frankfort offers so many opportunities. Why not take advantage of them? Scroll to the bottom of this page to see what events we have upcoming! 

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Labor Day-Oct 31st Hours

>Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

>Sat-Sun 9am-6pm


Summer Hours (May-Labor Day)

>Mon-Thurs: 9am- 5pm

>Fri: 9am - 6pm

>Sat- Sun: 8am -7pm

Winter & Spring Hours (Nov- May)

>Mon- Sun: 9am - 5pm


Canoe Kentucky began out of necessity more than out of planning. Ed and Bess Councill came to Kentucky in the late 70's from Richmond, Virginia. Ed was employed by a state environmental agency and then by Caveland Sanitation in South Central Kentucky.


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