Annual Conference


Agape Center for Environmental Education, Fuquay Varina, NC

2017 Conference overview

Join us for the 2017 Environmental Educators of North Carolina conference at the spectacular AgapĂ© Camp and Conference Center in Harnett County from Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st.  Enjoy a weekend full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of EE and resources in NC and beyond.

To learn more about Agape, visit their website at


Online registration ends Friday, September 8, 2017.  Want the member discount?  You will need to be logged into your EENC account to see the member options.

Basic conference details are listed below.  Review the registration packet for more complete details, then register online here.

Conference Schedule:

A list of the topics and speakers is now available!  The full conference packet will be made available online soon.

Conference Rates:

The rates for this year's conference follow.  Members will receive a $20 discount.  You will be asked to login before you begin registration (you will need to be logged into your EENC account to see the member discount), then select the member option that suits your attendance plans. To get the presenter discount, select the presenter option and you will be prompted for the discount code you received from Jonathan before entering your payment information.

Registration type Early BirdAfter July 17 
Full conference $160$180 
Commuter  $115$125 
Saturday only $75$85 
Sunday only  $50 $60

Lodging Rates:

More information about the room/building features are available in the conference registration packet.

Building SingleDouble Triple 
Retreat House (hotel style rooms) n/a FULLFULL
Men's Lodge (shared bathrooms) $180 $80/person n/a

Gerhard Cabin (bunkhouse style): $40 for either the men's or women's room

Camping: Tent = $15, Tent trailer (includes water/electrical hookups) = $25

Awards Banquet:

The full conference registration includes one ticket to the banquet.  If you select a commuter option or would like to invite a guest, additional banquet tickets are $25.00 each.

Field Trips:

More details about the following field trips, including descriptions and times, are available in the conference registration packet.

Canoeing The Cape Fear's Story - $40, includes lunch and canoe rental
Raven Rock Exploration - $10, includes lunch
Early Childhood Nature PlaySpaces: A Raleigh TACO Sampler - $20, includes lunch and transportation


More details about the following workshops, including descriptions and times, are available in the conference registration packet.

It's Our Air - $10, includes lunch
Excellence in EE: Using the NAAEE Guidelines - $10, includes lunch

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by Friday, September 1, 2017 to Registration Co-Chair Shannon Culpepper at Cancellations made before this date will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be made after September 1, though substitutions will be permitted. 


If you have any questions, please contact one of the registration co-chairs:

Shannon Culpepper
Tanya Poole

Ready to register?  

Click the link in Registration Information below!

Submit a Proposal

We are not currently accepting proposals. If you submitted a proposal for the 2017 conference, check your e mail to see if it's been accepted!

Registration InformatioN

Conference registration is now open! Register online today to join us this fall.

You may find it useful to review the conference registration packet before you visit the registration page.  The packet covers the housing options, has descriptions of all field trips and workshops, and other useful conference information.


EENC presents several awards at the annual meeting.  Learn more about our awards and review past winners.

Know someone who deserves recognition by EENC?  Nominations are currently closed, so keep them in mind for the next round!

Conference Scholarships

We offer scholarships to help people attend the EENC annual conference.  We are currently accepting applications for student scholarships for high school and college students!

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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