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 Apr 2018
    • 30 Apr 2018

    Cabarrus County will participate in this global bioblitz challenge.  Public events are scheduled at Frank Liske Park (4/28), Camp TN Spencer (4/29) and Cabarrus Brewing Co. (4/30).  EENC member volunteers are needed at all events to assist with species identification and to help participants use iNaturalist. Training will be provided!

    Contact Erin Lineberger for more information at

    • 30 Apr 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Please join us on Monday, April 30, 3-4 pm EDT, for the next installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. As Director of Science for AchieveMatt Krehbiel helps provide support to states and districts in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.

    Register now and we will send you the webinar recording if you are not able to make it! 


    Matt Krehbiel 

    Matt Krehbiel joined Achieve in October 2015 as Associate Director, Science. In August 2017 he was promoted to Director. Matt has a variety of responsibilities within the science team to further Achieve’s efforts to provide support to states and districts in implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. He is specifically responsible for supporting and managing EQuIP for science and the PEEC-alignment tool.

    Matt began his career in science education as a high school science teacher in Kansas, where he taught a wide range of high school science courses over ten years. His work in the classroom was recognized in 2010 with the Award for Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education from the Kansas Association for Environmental Education. Later that year, Matt joined the Kansas State Department of Education as the state science supervisor. In this role, Matt led Kansas’ participation as a lead state in developing the Next Generation Science Standards and was the lead author of Appendix K: Model Course Mapping in Middle School and High School. He also coordinated the state-wide effort to use the implementation of these standards as an opportunity to advance science education for all students. For his efforts to advance science education in Kansas, Matt was awarded the Kansas Association for Teachers of Science Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Award in 2013 and was selected by Bethel College for their Young Alumnus Award in 2015.

    In addition to his classroom and state-level work, Matt has also worked at the national level. While working at the Kansas State Department of Education, Matt also served on the Board and later as President of the Council of State Science Supervisors. This organization serves to coordinate and support efforts of the state science supervisors of all states as they work to advance science education. Matt is also a member of the Board on Science Education for the National Research Council and, in that role, was a on the committee that wrote Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards.

    Matt earned his B.A. in biology and natural sciences and his secondary teacher certification in general science, biology, and physics from Bethel College. He earned his M.S. in curriculum and instruction with a focus in science education from Kansas State University.

    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camp T. N. Spencer Park, 3155 Foxford Dr, Concord, NC
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    The Piedmont and Western sections of the Environmental Educators of North Carolina are uniting to host a 2018 Mini-Conference at beautiful Camp T.N. Spencer Park in Concord, NC on June 15th, 2018. This conference will be a summer kick-off bringing together formal and non-formal educators who want to incorporate environmental education in engaging, innovative, and meaningful ways. Our theme, "Nature is Calling," invites participants to relax and unwind in our greatest classroom: the outdoors.

    The mini-conference will be preceded by an optional networking breakfast at Camp T. N. Spencer from 8-9am and followed by an optional social at Cabarrus Brewing Co. starting  at 5pm.

    We are keeping the costs low to minimize any barriers of your attendance.  Formal public or private school K-12 educators will attend at no charge (your fee will be reimbursed if you display your school badge/ID upon attendance).  The charge for non-formal educators will be between $15 - $20.   Your registration fee covers breakfast, a cook-out lunch, and light hors d'oeuvres at the evening social.

    Want to know what to expect?  Check our our mini-conference flier for more information!  It includes the schedule for the day and a sneak peek at the session topics you'll enjoy throughout the day.

    Questions?  Contact Piedmont section chair Erin Lineberger at

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • Doubletree Atlantic Beach, Atlantic Beach, NC

    The 2018 conference will be held September 27-29, 2018 at the Doubletree Atlantic Beach  in Atlantic Beach, NC.  Join is as we explore the theme EE for All and learn together on the beach!

    Make your hotel reservations by August 15 for the best rate on an ocean view room.  More information about hotel reservations can be found here.

    More details will be posted here as they are finalized - check back soon.

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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