September 9-10, 2022
McKimmon Conference and Training Center
Join us for the 31st Annual Environmental Educators of North Carolina conference at NC State’s McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh, NC! This year’s conference will be held September 9 to Saturday September 10, 2022. Plan ahead now for pre-conference workshops, field trips, and more on Thursday, September 8.
We are excited to announce that the 2022 conference theme is rEEdefine: redefining how we connect, reflect and identify in the field of Environmental Education. During the conference, we will delve deeper into what EE looks like in our state, the exciting and surprising places where EE is happening, and why EE should be designed for and accessible to everyone.
Our Keynote speaker will be NC State’s very own Dr. Rasul Mowatt, Department Head of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Dr. Mowatt’s research as a professor and author focuses on social justice and the geographies of race in urban areas. In his free time, Dr. Mowatt is a DJ. Join us as we work together to redefine and expand ideas of EE!
EENC offers scholarship funding based on both need and merit to make conference attendance more accessible for our community. We provide general scholarships and Inclusion Scholarships.
2022 scholarship applications are now closed. Next year's scholarship opportunities will be posted by early summer.
EENC Annual Awards
EENC presents several awards at the annual meeting during our conference. Learn more about our awards and review past winners.
The deadline for submitting awards nominations was July 31, 2022. Next year's awards nominations will open in June.
Will you help make the conference more affordable for attendees and support EENC's mission-driven work? Want to share your program, business, or products with our conference attendees? Learn more about conference sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
We have several conference registration options available:
Registration fees are as follows. Note that lodging is not included.
(Ends July 22)
Conference registration is now closed.
Pre-conference workshops and field trips will be offered on Thursday, September 8. You register for those separately from the conference for an additional fee.
All Field Trips and Workshops are also open for registration. Options include a Paddle and Hike around Falls Lake, a Walking Tour of the Hub Farm, a guided walk with Triangle Land Conservancy around Horton Grove Nature Preserve and Stagville Historic Site, as well as a full day Inquiry-based Outdoor Learning (BEETLES in NC) workshop all about Teaching and Learning through lesson/activity design!
IMPORTANT: we have decided to forgo coordinating hotel lodging for this conference due to the urban location with many nearby options to choose from at a variety of price points, all offering different amenities. You can find a list of recommended hotel stays near the McKimmon Center here. There are also many Airbnb's available in Raleigh or you might consider booking a campsite at the nearby Falls Lake State Recreation Area.
We do encourage you to plan ahead as the weekend of September 9th is also the first NC State home football game. Please book your lodging early to ensure you will have a place to stay.
Want to share your experience, research, resources and expertise with your peers? Each year we recruit proposals from our community to present at the annual conference.
This year's call for proposals closed on June 1. Check back spring 2023 for our next call for proposals!