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00:00:00 - Creating Riverwoods education center

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Partial Transcript: --like, when you were in school something they did--oh, space camp was so much fun.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the process of coming up with the idea for Riverwoods, Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment's (PRIDE's) environmental education center. She discusses what Riverwoods will aim to do and the programs they hope to have.

Keywords: Camps; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Research; Riverwoods

Subjects: Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:03:47 - Riverwoods property and facilities

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Partial Transcript: This property that we've been given to create Riverwoods on is adjacent to the Cumberland Falls State Park and the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the land upon which Riverwoods will be located, as well as the facilities that will be housed there. She describes more programs that will occur at Riverwoods. She also discusses how the grounds of Riverwoods lend themselves to environmental education and how the buildings will be built with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.

Keywords: Camps; Cumberland Falls State Park; Daniel Boone National Forest; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Retreats; Riverwoods

Subjects: Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:07:31 - Inspiration for Riverwoods

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Partial Transcript: We're not trying to recreate the wheel or do anything that, um, is already being done.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes visiting an environmental education center, Island Wood, in Seattle, Washington with Richard Thomas. She describes using that center as an inspiration for Riverwoods. She also describes how she sees Riverwoods as a possible inspiration for other environmental education facilities.

Keywords: Camps; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Island Wood; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Research; Riverwoods; Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects: Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:12:14 - Process of creating Riverwoods

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Partial Transcript: Um, I do want, since this is an oral history, to take a moment and talk about the process that's gone into building Riverwoods.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the process of research and development that has gone into the creation of Riverwoods. She describes the process of interviewing students, principals, and superintendents of schools to see what might be effective in an environmental education facility, and soliciting help from the University of Kentucky.

Keywords: Building; Camps; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Feasibility; Focus groups; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Research; Riverwoods; Students; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:17:08 - Being gifted the land for Riverwoods

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Partial Transcript: We then started working on the land--the land was given to us as a gift.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton discusses being given the land that will house Riverwoods by a family in Corbin, Kentucky. She describes how they were using the land and why they wanted to help the Riverwoods project.

Keywords: 501(c)(3); 501c3; Camps; Corbin (Ky.); Donations; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Families; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Research; Riverwoods

Subjects: Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:19:55 - Riverwoods timeline

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Partial Transcript: Okay, so we, we've talked about what Riverwoods is going to be and the process that has gone into, um, developing this concept and kind of the timeline even you told us when it would be built.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the timeline of Riverwoods in detail. She discusses when she hopes the center will be able to start programs and what they are currently working on in regard to program and design planning.

Keywords: Building; Camps; Construction; Design; Educational camps; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Planning; Programming; Programs; Research; Riverwoods; Timelines

Subjects: Building.; Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:25:16 - First donation to Riverwoods

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Partial Transcript: And people all over do see the value in this.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes sharing the story of Riverwoods with a couple she met while visiting friends and how they became the first people to make a donation to Riverwoods.

Keywords: Camps; Corbin (Ky.); Donations; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Families; Funds and funding; Nature; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Riverwoods

Subjects: Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Finance.; Kentucky.; South Carolina.

00:27:32 - PRIDE and education

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Partial Transcript: Um, you know, what, what do you see, um, is left to be done for PRIDE on the education front?

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the challenges facing PRIDE in regard to education and discusses how the efforts in regard to education have to be continuous in order to be effective.

Keywords: Camps; Challenges; Education; Educational camps; Environmental awareness; Environmental camps; Environmental education centers; Nature; Outdoor classrooms; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Programming; Programs; Riverwoods

Subjects: Education; Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.

00:28:41 - Impact of PRIDE

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Partial Transcript: Um, well, we've covered topics that I had in mind.

Segment Synopsis: Deaton describes the real impact of PRIDE and the difficulty of recreating a program like PRIDE in other states.

Keywords: Congressman Hal Rogers; Federal programs; Hal Rogers; Impact; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Rogers, Hal; State programs

Subjects: Education; Environmental education.; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Kentucky.; Rogers, Harold Dallas, 1937-