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What Do YOU value as a member?

15 Mar 2019 9:04 AM | Lauren Pyle (Administrator)

That's the one of the questions your EENC board and staff are trying to address this year.  NC State Parks has designated 2019 the "year of the snake" - but EENC is taking on 2019 as the "year of the member." 

Beginning in January, the board made a plan to re-evaluate our current member structure and benefits to ensure what we're providing meets the needs of current members as well as like-minded individuals and organizations who are not members yet.  After all, we exist to support you - so we want to make sure we're on target!

We're working with researchers Dr. Kathryn Stevenson and Dr. K.C. Busch from NC State for a formal assessment of what people in our EE community actually value in a professional organization.

And we want to increase our active member community by engaging new partners, individuals, and organizations.  We'll have more to come on this - but as the author Richard Louv said at the 2016 EENC conference, to make an impact, "We're gonna need a bigger boat." (Yes, it was a JAWS reference).  There is strength in numbers, and environmental education needs all the support it can get.

Thanks to the Pisces Foundation who is funding a lot of this work and research via a grant to the Southeastern EE Alliance. 

Have suggestions or want to get more involved in this?  Contact Lauren Pyle at eencexecdirector@gmail.com

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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