Environmental education is a learning process that increases people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action.
EENC’s mission is to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence for North Carolina's community of environmental educators.
We do this by promoting and facilitating professional development, fostering networking opportunities, and demonstrating high quality environmental education programs and materials. EENC strives to be a leader in the field of environmental education within North Carolina, the southeast, and the nation.
EENC envisions a future in which:
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EENC is committed to building authentic and mutual connections. EENC continually seeks new opportunities to work with people and organizations that intentionally represent and are champions for systemic justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Just like nature’s ecosystems, each individual contribution may not be visible but together they uphold valuable knowledge and strength in our communities.
Environmental literacy and mutual respect are inherently linked with environmental and social justice.
Environmental education and resources should be accessible to all communities.
Biodiversity is critical to the success of natural spaces, and the diversity of humanity is what makes us stronger.
We are never done learning and growing as an organization and as individuals.