2018 Conference Schedule

The following is a preliminary schedule for the conference.  Note that dates are subject to change over the next few months!  We'll share more details, including the times and presentation descriptions, soon.

General Schedule

Thursday, September 27

8:00 am - 8:45am        Breakfast
9:00 am - 5:00 pm       Workshop
8:45 am - 3:00 pm       Field Trip: Cape Lookout
9:00 am - 5:00 pm       Field Trip: Hammocks Beach
9:30 am - 4:00 pm       Field Trip: Fort Macon
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm       Dinner and Welcome

Friday, September 28

8:00 am - 8:45am        Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:45 pm       Sessions (Awards luncheon/Membership Meeting 12:00 - 1:15pm)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm       Cocktail hour/Silent Auction Closes
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm       Banquet

Saturday, September 29

8:00 am - 8:45am         Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:15 pm     Sessions
12:30 pm -1:00 pm      Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30pm         Closing Ceremony

Preliminary Presentation Schedule

Thursday, September 27
Title Presenter(s)
North Carolina Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights Linda Kinney, North Carolina Zoo & Ronda Hawkins, Sandhills Community College
Friday, September 28
Title Presenter(s)
Serious Skills for Adults: A New Venture in Adult Programming Kelly Hendrix, D'Nise Hefner & Dana Fitz-Simons, Blue Jay Point County Park
Using Environmental Education to Rock your Geology Programs Randy Bechtel, NC Geological Survey & Renee Strnad, NC State University
Project PLANTS: Growing Middle School Science Leaders Elizabeth Overcash, Rachel Berube & Elizabeth Driscoll, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Learning Outside: Building Teacher Capacity to Connect Students and Nature Sarah Yelton & Megan Rodgers, UNC Institute for the Environment
Digital Storytelling in EE April Byrge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Teen Programming At The North Carolina Aquarium At Pine Knoll Shores Nicole Warren & Aly Mack, North Carolina Aquarium At Pine Knoll Shores
Integrating Environmental Education and Technology With Style! Toni Stadelman, Franklin County Schools
Connecting Everyone to EE with Techniques of Therapeutic Horticulture Amy Stidham & Mara Mitchell, Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Choosing the Right Project for your Environmental Education Certification Community Partnership Marty Wiggins, NC Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs
Recoloring Green: Addressing Diversity in Environmental Education Tameria M. Warren, Ph.D., Whitetail Environmental, LLC and University of South Carolina
Engage the Next Generation of Scientists with ecoEXPLORE Jonathan Marchal & Elizabeth Dobbs-Alexander, The North Carolina Arboretum
World Migratory Bird Day: How You can Engage Your Community Around Bird Conservation Bethany Sheffer, Balsam Mountain Trust
Caterpillars Count! Citizen Scientists Tracking the Phenology of Bird Food Sarah Yelton & Dr. Allen Hurlbert, UNC Institute for the Environment
Advocacy 101/102 Rachael Estes, NC Conservation Network
Air Quality: EPA's Air Quality Flag Program & Using Videos to Enhance Environmental Education Donna Rogers & Elizabeth Landis, US Environmental Protection Agency & Keith Bamberger, Jonathan Navarro, Teresa Colon, Aditi Chakraverty, NC Division of Air Quality
Creating a Functional Learning Environment That Leads to Success Corey L. Sperling, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation - Reedy Creek Nature Center
From NC to Puerto Rico: How can we Drawdown Global Warming today! Sarah Fuller, Randolph County Schools & Sarah Duffer, Asheville High School
Enagaging North Carolina's Citizens in the City Nature Challenge Chris Goforth, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Mandy Smith-Thompson, City of Concord; Shannon Unger, Cabarrus County
Coastal Wildlife Issues, Management and Research Mike Campbell, NC Wildlife Resources Commission 
Human Impact and EE through a Solid Waste Lens Laura McCoy, City of High Point & Christine Brown, Asheville GreenWorks
STEM for Environmental Educators: Move-able Above Ground Raised Garden Bed: Barnabas Coker, Lincoln Height Academy
Envirothon: The Extracurricular Your Students Have Been Missing Chelsea Sloggy, Union County Soil and Water Conservation District
Saturday, September 29
Title Presenter(s)
Engaging Adults in Citizen Science: Benefits of Implementing Technology Rosemary Lee
Coastal Connections Rachel Bisesi, NC Coastal Federation
An Evaluation of the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program Lisa Tolley, NC Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs
Turtle Tactics Julianna Nieuwsma, NC State University
EE Evaluation 101 Kathryn Stevenson, Danielle Lawson, KC Busch, NC State University & Noelle Wyman-Roth, Duke University
Programs to Integrate Citizen Science into your classrooms and centers Dr. Pat Curley & Leslie Smith, The Science House at the NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
Worldviews and Environmental Education Practice Holly Denham & Brad Daniel
Host an Intern! For the Beginner to Veteran Supervisor Joéle Emma, Asheville GreenWorks
Importance of Intersectionality Katie Boleware, Notre Dame Mission Volunteers & Trudie Henninger, The North Carolina Arboretum
Develop a Stewardship Poetry Contest Thomas Randolph, NC State Parks- Mt Jefferson State Natural Area
STEM Engagement with PLT and i-Tree Renee Strnad, NC State University
RAIN (Raising Achievement through Inquiry and Networking) Across the River: a Place-based Citizen Science program for Middle School Students Colleen Karl & Rebecca Ward NC State Climate Office
Bears & Myth Stacy Brooks, Cradleboard Interpretive Services

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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