2018 Call for Proposals
Research Symposium

Environmental Educators of North Carolina will host the 4th Annual EENC Research Symposium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The Research Symposium is a forum for researchers, including students and teachers, to share recent and on-going action and/or traditional research related to environmental education, including both methods and results. Consider this a place to share not only what researchers are finding, but also problems encountered, lessons learned, and new (and overlooked) methods.

Another goal of the Symposium is to provide a venue for those interested in environmental education research to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. We especially encourage students to submit proposals. The Research Symposium will include traditional 15-minute oral presentations (and 10 minutes for questions at the end of the presentation), as well as a poster session.

Selected presenters will also be asked to submit an abstract to be included in the conference proceedings. Those participating in the Research Symposium are encouraged to submit concurrent session proposals for the conference as well.  

Please note that the research symposium will focus specifically on environmental education research. For those interested in presenting environmental education based workshops or lessons without a research component, please consider applying to present at the conference.


To submit an abstract for consideration for the EENC Research Symposium, please answer all questions below.  Please note:

  • Presentation titles are limited to 10 words, session descriptions are limited to 50 words, and abstracts are limited to 300 words.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed based on the four following criteria:
    • Relevancy: Identify a research problem or question relevant to current EE researchers or practitioners
    • Theoretical Framework: Identify the conceptual and epistemological frameworks informing the research
    • Methodology: Identify the methodologies used/to be used to answer the research question
    • Results: Report the findings, or the expected findings based on the research
  • Implications to the EE Community: Identify the implications of this work to the larger environmental education community

Acceptances will be sent out by May 20th.

For those accepted as a presenter (or co-presenter) to the conference, you will be asked to register for, at a minimum, the day of the Research Symposium, before July 20th to avoid your session being pulled from the program.

Questions and/or concerns?  Contact EENC Education Chair, Danielle Lawson, at eenceducation@gmail.com.


Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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