Do you need tips on how to find more online professional development, promote your programs and locate other resources during COVID-19? Staff from the Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs will highlight resources currently offered online and will talk about finding remote and independent study professional development opportunities for NC Environmental Education Certification, including credits for Criteria I, II, III, and Continuing Education. They will also walk you through posting your events and professional development opportunities to the online environmental education calendar, listserv, database and on social media. Will include a Q&A at the end.
Presenters: Lisa Tolley and Marty WigginsLisa Tolley has worked for the Department of Environmental Quality in various roles for more than 20 years and currently serves as program manager for the Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs. Lisa has taught courses at the college and community college level and prior to joining the office, she worked for Wake County Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Substance Abuse Services. Lisa has a master’s degree in Psychology from East Carolina University and an interest in how to communicate connections between the environment and other disciplines such as literature, art, history and science to the public.
Marty Wiggins has been with the Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs since 2000. His first work in education was as a social studies teacher in eastern North Carolina, where teaching political science and geography helped to form a foundation his professional career. His first major role with the Office was managing the “Love-A-Tree" environmental education partnership, and has served as the Office’s liaison to the N.C. Association of Environmental Education Centers since joining DEQ. Marty has a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from N.C. State, where his work focused on small municipality sustainability and the intersection of science, technology and society.
About the EENC Webinar SeriesThanks to our amazing donors this spring, EENC is launching a webinar series to help environmental educators continue to build skills as we all negotiate the new normal with COVID-19. Throughout the series, we hope to cover a wide range of topics. Webinars may focus on lesson plans, curricula development, technology and virtual learning, naturalist skills/knowledge, educator self-care or environmental education operations such as communications, strategic planning for your program/department, risk management, or equity and inclusion.
Webinar registration is free and open to anyone to attend, but is limited to 100 participants. Click here to register.
Webinar will qualify for Criteria III and continuing education for NC DEQ EE Certificate.
A recording of the webinar will be sent to attendees afterward. It will also be posted on EENC's members-only page - so if you're an EENC member and not able to attend during the scheduled time, no need to register!
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