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Hello, EENC members and prospective members!  

We are in the process of creating a new site in a new platform that will be more user friendly and easier to navigate. We hope to have the new, improved website online in time for registration for the 2017 conference.  In the meantime, we understand that this site is quite out of date.  Please bear with us as we make the transition to our new online home!



EENC Launches Crowdfunding Campaign: November 13 - December 21

We are asking you to support EENC Board Members in our vision of creating a world where our children are surrounded by environmental education!

The 2016 Environmental Educators of North Carolina Crowdfunding Event will support EENC as it moves into the future. There is considerable positive energy supporting environmental education at both the national and state level, and EENC is preparing to lead these efforts. The funds raised will help to:

* Position EENC at the forefront of the state’s efforts to secure federal funds from the Every Student Succeeds Act, which provides support for environmental education and hands-on, field-based learning experiences,

* Compete in the ee360 grant program, enabling us to help bring additional high-quality environmental education to North Carolina's educators in formal and non-formal settings, and

* Provide resources that will allow EENC to increase day-to-day operations to help us fulfill our mission of building connections, providing professional development, and promoting excellence in environmental education.

These are exciting times for the field of environmental education and your donation will help EENC be prepared to take advantage of all of the future opportunities and become an EE leader in the state and southeast.

EENC Board Members will be competing for a beautiful reclaimed wood cutting board donated by Stonefly Woodcrafts, so pick your board member and donate!




Webinar: November 17th 3p.m Eastern

Accelerating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Environmental Movements

Whether you’re looking to build inclusivity, respect, and equity in your program, seeking to employ the talents of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to accomplish your goals, or simply want to recognize strides in creating a more culturally diverse field, this webinar will provide a framework for discussing unique opportunities to increase our cross-cultural understanding and exchanges. Join NAAEE and (Affiliate Name) for a webinar with Darryl-Ramos Young, Audrey Peterman, Stefan Moss, and Marcelo Bonta.  Register at


December 4, 2016

EENC Central Section Crafting Party

Blue Jay Point County Park

Raleigh, NC


December 6, 2016

NC DPI Nonformal Educators Meeting

Raleigh, NC


March 3, 2016

NC Association of EE Centers (NCAEEC) Annual Meeting

Don Lee Center

Arapahoe, NC


March 4-5, 2016

Southeastern EE Alliance Conference

Buford, GA









Environmental Educators of North Carolina emerged out of the need and desire of individuals to meet and share their experiences, aspirations, and tools in order to bring the most excellent environmental education experiences to the citizens of North Carolina. However, since its inception in 1990 it has grown into something much greater.  EENC represents a network of outstanding environmental educators, individuals, and organizations who work together to accomplish EENC's core mission: to promote excellence in professional development and facilitate networking opportunities, inspiring educators to create an environmentally literate citizenry.  EENC’s vision is to connect diverse professionals and organizations to each other and to high quality environmental education materials and programs, demonstrating leadership in North Carolina and beyond.  Why get involved with EENC ...  because everyone can benefit from environmental education.  So get in touch, get involved, and connect with us to help make North Carolina and our environment a better place.




There are lots of ways to get involved and learn more about EENC at the same time.  Find a local section chair near you to hear about upcoming outdoor adventures, gatherings, and events in your neck of the woods.  Become a member and take a more proactive role in shaping environmental education in our state.  If you are a classroom teacher, science buff, life-long learner, or an educator of any kind come join us at our annual conference. Learn about job opportunities and network with other EE professionals across the state.  Share your stories with us on Facebook or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.  We look forward to talking with you soon. 



We are excited about this year's EENC Conference which will be held in Columbia, NC from September 25th to 27th. Be on the lookout for messages about changes to the organization and opportunities to get outside, mentor young EE professionals, and improve environmental education here in our home state. Thank you for all that you do!



EENC is an all-volunteer organization. While membership provides support for many of our programs, we welcome your contribution to help us continue services and expand our offerings.  Thank you so much for considering a donation. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and go directly to support environmental education efforts across the state.  You can also select on the form how you would like your donation to be used.  Thank you.





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