Environmental education is a learning process that increases people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops the necessary skills and expertise to address the challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action.
EENC’s mission is to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence in environmental education for North Carolina's community of environmental educators.
We do this by promoting and facilitating professional development, fostering networking opportunities, and demonstrating high quality environmental education programs and materials. EENC strives to be a leader in the field of environmental education within North Carolina, the southeast, and the nation.
EENC’s vision is to inspire those we work with to create an environmentally literate citizenry.
Our organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, governed by bylaws that are voted on by our membership. The organization is managed by an all volunteer board of directors that is elected annually by the members.
EENC welcomes persons of all races, ages, creeds, and sexual orientations as we believe that all human beings can help increase the environmental literacy of our state’s citizens. In accordance with our strategic plan, EENC continues to seek new opportunities to work with organizations that represent the people of North Carolina, especially those wishing to expand their networking opportunities and professional development opportunities in the environmental education field.