EENC Events

EENC hosts several activities every year, including our annual conference and section events. The following events are those sponsored or promoted by EENC.

There are many other environmental education opportunities offered throughout the state that are not offered through EENC. Visit the NC Office of Environmental Education's event calendar to explore other opportunities!

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 PM

    To overcome the challenges and be successful, you need to keep a few basic principles in mind. Doing so will add to the overall sustainability of a garden and allow for the school community to participate in the project. Based on several years of research and experience with dozens of school gardens, Mary and her colleagues will share their list of basic steps and best practices for school gardens.

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    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Agape Center for Environmental Education, Fuquay Varina, NC

    Join us for the 2017 Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) conference at the spectacular Agapé Camp and Conference Center from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1! Enjoy a weekend full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of EE efforts and resources in the state and beyond.

    You can find conference registration, lodging, and field trip details on the conference page. You may find it useful to review this information before registering.

    Early Bird registration ends Monday, July 17, 2017. Online registration ends Friday, September 8, 2017. 

    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing by Friday, September 1, 2017 to Registration Co-Chair Shannon Culpepper at Cancellations made before this date will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee.  No refunds will be made after September 1, though substitutions are permitted. 

    If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Conference Registration Co-Chairs
    Shannon Culpepper, EENC President Elect

    Tanya Poole, EENC Secretary

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico

    What is our vision for the field? How can we best build on the past 40+ years to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and effective field? How do we uphold the values that support a healthier, equitable, and more sustainable future for all?

    Our 46th Annual Conference will look ahead to imagine the type of world we want and how our field can help us achieve our vision.

    As has happened every 10 years since the first International Conference on Environmental Education in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 1977, environmental education leaders and practitioners from around the world will meet to reflect on progress in the field, share best practices, and create a positive path forward.

    We look forward to imagining the type of world we want to create with you in Puerto Rico.

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    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM

    From climate change to natural disasters: how tiny critters invoke joy and reveal environmental secrets. There are many species of wildlife that school age citizen scientists can monitor. But most scatter when humans are around. By contrast, arthopods – animals with jointed legs and no backbones – are abundant, diverse and found in all types of habitats. Building on his article in Green Teacher’s Summer 2016 issue, Dan will share the techniques he has used for 20 years to engage students in authentic field-based data collection. He’ll also explain how to add their findings to the databases of citizen science programs so that the students’ work will have meaning beyond their own classrooms.

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    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM

    Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore the world of multimedia, web-based story maps. Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private companies, and students and educators of all ages are using story maps to explain their mission, to show the results of their research, to inspire, to call attention to issues such as water quality, land use change, energy, or natural hazards, and for many other purposes. Story maps foster spatial thinking, critical thinking, communication skills, and immersive work with many technologies, including multimedia and web based maps. Story maps can be embedded in your own web pages and presentations, and can also serve as tools to assess student learning. The webinar will include how story maps can be used in the classroom and in the field, the types that are available, and how they connect to the broader field of geotechnologies. Ways of creating and sharing story maps will be also be shown so that you will feel confident that you and your students can use, create, and share them.

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Environmental Educators of North Carolina

P.O. Box 4904
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4904

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