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Scholarship Opportunities for:
25th Annual Conference
Environmental Educators of North Carolina
September 23-25, 2016
YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
Black Mountain, NC
Environmental Educators of North Carolina is proud to again offer merit scholarships for North Carolina educators to help offset the costs of the 2016 Conference. Donations from EENC members and participation in the annual conference silent auction continues to fund the EENC Conference Scholarship program.
One applicant will receive a total award of $350 to off-set their full conference registration, on-site lodging, workshop/field trip fees, and travel expenses. The awardee will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 13, 2016. Awardees will be notified in June 2016. General conference registration will be open May 16, with a listing of presentations, field trip opportunities, and workshops.
Question regarding EENC Conference Scholarships can be directed to:
**Conference Dates to REMEMBER click here
Watch for details on the 2016 Lasting Legacies EENC 25th Anniversary Conference to be
September 23-25, 2016
at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, 84 Blue Ridge Assembly Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711
NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus to Keynote EENC’s 25th Anniversary Conference in September
EENC is pleased to announce that NAAEE Executive Director Judy Braus will be the keynote speaker at the 25th Anniversary Conference in September. Judy has a wealth of experience in the environmental education profession, with a focus on conservation education, diversity and inclusion, and using the power of education to help create healthier communities that empower local communities, stakeholders, and individuals to help restore and protect the environment. Prior to NAAEE, she was the Senior Vice President of Education and Centers for the National Audubon Society. Prior to that, she led the education programs at World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the U.S. Peace Corps, and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Braus has extensive experience with NAAEE, having served in a number of capacities in the past two decades, including past president, conference chair, head of the elementary and secondary commission, and editor of a number of NAAEE monographs.
- You can read more about Judy at https://naaee.org/about-us/people/judy-braus
Judy Braus | NAAEE naaee.org
Judy Braus brings to her role as NAAEE Executive Director a wealth of experience in the environmental education profession, with a focus on conservation education ...
Take a sneak peak (via EENC Flickr) at the site during the planning meeting- just click on the photo:
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.
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.