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

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • School of Education Building, UNC Greensboro

    Register NOW for this workshop led by Ti'Era Worsley.  

    4-hour workshop, UNC Greensboro

    Limit: 24 people

    This workshop will explore:

    • Environmental education in relation to culturally responsive teaching and practices
    • Applying a critical lens to current environmental education practices
    • The socio-historical narrative of why different races have not seen themselves as "environmentalists" and how to disrupt this narrative
    Ti'Era Worsley is a doctoral student at UNCG working on a research project named BRIDGES (BRoadening Identities for Diverse Groups Engaging in Science) that focuses on broadening participation of middle school aged youth in environmentally-based STEM activities.  Prior to this, she worked with the Peace Corps in Peru, Center for Human-Earth Restoration in Raleigh, and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Christy Marhatta and Jenice Ramirez.

    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The North Carolina Arboretum

    Do you supervise environmental ed staff and make EE program decisions? Whether you’re a manager, director, supervisor, or any other leadership title, EENC is planning an event just for you!  This meeting is in response to member requests for an opportunity for EE leadership-level staff to discuss topics unique to their positions.  

    Topics will include: educator recruitment/pay/training (especially considering diversity, equity, and inclusion), creating sustainable careers to keep your staff with you and in EE, and brainstorming how to address diversity, equity, and inclusion from an organizational perspective.  We’ll have a round-table working lunch to dive into more specific interests like climate change and EE, community partnerships, risk management, and quality control/evaluation.

    The format will be a facilitated discussion - so come ready to share your experience, successes, challenges, and ideas!

    This event is open exclusively to EENC Members and there is no charge to attend.  However, space is limited to 25 attendees so register today to claim your spot.

    Please bring your own lunch.

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 19

    EENC is teaming up with the Association of Experiential Education's Southeast Region for a field trip to Chimney Rock State Park on Friday, February 28. Chimney Rock State Park and the Hickory Nut Gorge, featured in the 90s film Last of the Mohicans, are two of the most beautiful natural areas in North Carolina. This trip will provide opportunities for learning about the geography, geology, flora, fauna, and ecology of the area while hiking several trails including one to the well-known Hickory Nut Falls. The hikes will utilize the Grasshopper Method popularized by Paul Petzoldt to take advantage of teachable moments as they arise. Come join us for fun adventure!

    Transportation will depart from Kanuga Conference Center at 10:00 am and return by 5:00 pm.  If you prefer to meet us there, please indicate that during registration and we'll be in touch with the details.

    Lunch will be provided at the Old Rock Cafe.

    Qualifies for Criteria II Credit for NC Environmental Education Certificate.

    • 27 Mar 2020

    Save the date for our newest offering!  A one-day professional development event just for college students.

    Event will be held in the western section.

    Details and registration information coming soon.

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

    Save the date for a new event just for classroom teachers! 

    In partnership with the Center for the Environment, EENC is planning a full day of professional development for current and future classroom teachers.  Join us for a wide sampling of EE curricula, get lessons and you can take home for your classroom, and make connections with like-minded teachers and educators from across the state.

    Event will be eligible for EE Certification Credit and CEU's.

    More details and registration information coming soon!

Past events

13 Dec 2019 Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence Workshop - Raleigh
08 Dec 2019 Holiday GrEEn Crafting (Central Section Event)
20 Nov 2019 Conservation through the Lens of Religion (Green Teacher Webinar)
17 Nov 2019 Nature Book Club (Central Section Event)
15 Nov 2019 STRAWS Documentary and 30th Anniversary Celebration of Wake County Big Sweep (Central Section Event)
13 Nov 2019 Using Geocaching and Orienteering as Engaging Learning Tools (Green Teacher Webinar)
12 Nov 2019 Environmental Book Club - Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution (Eastern Section Event)
02 Nov 2019 Equity and the Environment Workshop - Asheville
16 Oct 2019 Empower your students by solar-powering your school (Green Teacher Webinar)
13 Oct 2019 Haunting at Harris Event & Wagon Ride (Central Section Event)
11 Oct 2019 Guidelines for Excellence Train-the-Trainer - Greensboro
19 Sep 2019 EENC 2019 Conference: MemorEEs Make Us
05 Sep 2019 Be a Star Conference Presenter: Design a Session That Reflects How People Learn Best (NAAEE Webinar)
31 Aug 2019 Kituwah Mound and Clingman's Dome (Western Section Event)
28 Aug 2019 Social at Trophy Brewing (Central Section Event)
15 Aug 2019 Guidelines for Excellence Workshop - Salisbury
06 Aug 2019 Guidelines for Excellence Workshop - Wilmington
28 Jul 2019 Nature Book Club: The Soul of an Octopus (Central Section Event)
26 Jul 2019 Science on Tap (Western Section Event)
14 Jul 2019 Social at Cavendish Brewery (Piedmont Section Event)
02 Jul 2019 Environmental Education and Indigenous Knowledge (NAAEE Webinar)
22 Jun 2019 Summer Potluck (Western Section Event)
06 Jun 2019 NC Symphony - Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Central Section Event)
23 May 2019 Statewide Evaluations for Collective Impact (NAAEE Webinar)
19 May 2019 Nature Book Club (Central Section Event)
26 Apr 2019 City Nature Challenge
22 Apr 2019 Mission Monday with Cabarrus Brewing (Piedmont Section Event)
17 Apr 2019 Inspiring Conservation Action (NAAEE Webinar)
10 Apr 2019 Secrets to Snagging Great Science Partners (Green Teacher Webinar)
27 Mar 2019 Bird-focused Citizen Science (Green Teacher Webinar)
24 Mar 2019 Nature Book Club: A Walk around the Pond (Central Section Event)
21 Mar 2019 Connecting People to Nature (NAAEE Webinar)
06 Mar 2019 Mindfulness and Creative Nature Play (Green Teacher Webinar)
28 Feb 2019 2019 NCAEEC Annual Meeting and EENC Mini Conference
21 Feb 2019 Research Watch: Exploring Real-World Data in the Classroom and Beyond! (NAAEE Webinar)
20 Feb 2019 Day of Advocacy for EE
13 Feb 2019 Using Progressive Skits to Teach Food Chains (Green Teacher Webinar)
07 Feb 2019 Science Trivia @ NC Museum of Natural Sciences (Central Section Event)
29 Jan 2019 Embedding Environmental Justice and Equity into Your Work (NAAEE Webinar)

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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