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

    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gallileo’s, 1087 W King St, Boone

    EENC and Galilieo's present Science on Tap! Join us for this family friendly networking/ social event and hear an exciting talk by geologist Anthony Love. Everyone is welcome - hope to see you there!

    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Prairie Ridge EcoStation Outdoor Classroom / Raleigh

    Join us for the Central Section Nature Book Club. We will have a discussion of The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the World of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.

    The book may be available at your local library. It is also available used and new through Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Soul-Octopus-Surprising-Exploration-Consciousness/dp/1451697724

    and Barnes and Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-soul-of-an-octopus-sy-montgomery/1120999799#/

    It is also available for eReaders via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


    Please let us know if you're planning to come so we know how many to expect.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0845AEAA22ABFA7-thesoul


    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Airlie Gardens
    • 16
    Register

    The Guidelines for Excellence is a series of materials to help environmental educators hone their practice and programs to national standards for high-quality EE programming. We are also thrilled to announce that Guidelines for Excellence workshops have been approved as Criteria I workshops in the North Carolina EE Certification program!

    This workshop will be great for educators (formal and nonformal) that want to learn more about:

    • How to create a professional development plan as a new or seasoned environmental educator
    • Key components for developing new high quality environmental education programs, as well as reviewing current programs
    • Characteristics to consider for environmental education materials (kits and lesson plans)

    Workshop will introduce participants to the Guidelines for Professional Development, Nonformal Programs, and Materials.  For more information on the Guidelines for Excellence, please visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/guidelines-excellence.

    Workshop will be 6 hours in length with a break for lunch.

    Airlie Gardens (Classroom)

    Wilmington, NC
    Please bring a lunch 

    Max Capacity: 20

    $15 Registration Fee ($10 for EENC Members)


    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Horizons Unlimited
    • 24
    Register

    The Guidelines for Excellence is a series of materials to help environmental educators hone their practice and programs to national standards for high-quality EE programming. We are also thrilled to announce that Guidelines for Excellence workshops have been approved as Criteria I workshops in the North Carolina EE Certification program!

    This workshop will be great for educators (formal and nonformal) that want to learn more about:

    • How to create a professional development plan as a new or seasoned environmental educator
    • Key components for developing new high quality environmental education programs, as well as reviewing current programs
    • Characteristics to consider for environmental education materials (kits and lesson plans)

    Workshop will introduce participants to the Guidelines for Professional Development, Nonformal Programs, and Materials.  For more information on the Guidelines for Excellence, please visit https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/guidelines-excellence.

    Workshop will be 6 hours in length with a break for lunch.

    Horizons Unlimited

    Salisbury, NC
    Please bring a lunch 

    Max Capacity: 35

    $15 Registration Fee ($10 for EENC Members)


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 21 Sep 2019
    • The Schiele Museum of Natural Sciences- 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
    Register


    Join us for the 2019 Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) conference at The Schiele Museum of Natural Sciences from September 19-21! Enjoy a couple days full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help to expand your knowledge of EE efforts and resources in the state and beyond. 

    Early bird pricing will be available until Friday, July 22. Registration pricing will increase after this date, so register now! Conference registration closes on Friday, August 30. If you are an EENC Member be sure to log in to your account to be able to access the Members-only rate. Presenters will be asked to enter a code to receive their discount. 

    Lodging

    All attendees are responsible for making their own lodging accommodations. EENC has a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 444 Cox Road, Gastonia. EENC's room rate is available until August 21. We cannot guarantee availability after that date. Rooms should be booked through this booking link or call (704) 810-1111. 

    Please visit our conference webpage for details on the Hilton Garden Inn and other lodging alternatives. 

    Questions


    For general conference registration questions:

    Shannon Culpepper- eencpastpres@gmail.com

    For field trip and workshop questions:

    Trent Stanforth- eencmembership@gmail.com


    Conference Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be made in writing to Registration Co-Chair Shannon Culpepper at eencpastpres@gmail.com. Cancellations made after August 19 will receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee.

Past events

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)
13 Dec 2018 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training
27 Nov 2018 Social Justice in Schools (NAAEE Webinar)
30 Oct 2018 A Community Pathway to Stewardship (Green Teacher Webinar)
22 Oct 2018 Feeding Plants to Feed the World (Green Teacher Webinar)
17 Oct 2018 Why Learn About Insects? (Green Teacher Webinar)
22 Sep 2018 Rumbling Bald and Beers (Western Section Event)
19 Sep 2018 Presentations for Impact (NAAEE Webinar)
15 Sep 2018 Book Club: Sting of the Wild (Central Section Event)
23 Aug 2018 Salamaders and Suds (Western Section Event)
21 Aug 2018 Evaluating and Improving Out Impact on Behavior Change (NAAEE Webinar)
29 Jul 2018 Nature Book Club (Central Section Event)
24 Jul 2018 New Ideas for Sustainability, Social Theories, and More (NAAEE Webinar)
28 Jun 2018 Advancing EE and the Children and Nature Movement: Bringing Research to Life (NAAEE Webinar)
15 Jun 2018 Scrappy Hour DIY Garden Art + Decor (Central Section Event)
15 Jun 2018 Piedmont-Western Section Mini-conference
30 Apr 2018 Science Standards (NGSS) and EE in Schools (NAAEE Webinar)
27 Apr 2018 City Nature Challenge (Piedmont Section Event)
21 Apr 2018 Statewide Star Party (Central Section Event)
21 Apr 2018 A Time for Science Earth Day (Eastern Section Event)
20 Apr 2018 Family Star Party Gathering (Central Section Event)
15 Apr 2018 Nature Book Club "Wicked Plants" Field Trip (Central Section Event)
25 Mar 2018 Nature Book Club (Central Section Event)
20 Mar 2018 Disruptive Storytelling: How to Go Beyond Hero, Victim, Villain (NAAEE Webinar)
17 Mar 2018 A Time for Science Expo (Eastern Section Event)
01 Mar 2018 Science Trivia at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (Central Section Event)
22 Feb 2018 STRAWS: A Screening and Panel Discussion (Central Section Event)
10 Feb 2018 NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education Workshop (Piedmont Section Event)
30 Jan 2018 How to Win the Internet and Influence People: Using Real Stories to Combat Fake News (NAAEE Webinar)
30 Oct 2017 Telling Your Story with Maps (Green Teacher Webinar)
25 Oct 2017 Eco-system Monitoring Programs (Green Teacher Webinar)
18 Oct 2017 NAAEE Conference
29 Sep 2017 EENC 2017 Conference
27 Sep 2017 Best Practices in School Gardens (Green Teacher Webinar)
24 Jul 2017 Excellence in Environmental Education: The NAAEE Guidelines
13 May 2017 Naturalist Rally (Central Section Event)
09 May 2017 Introducing NAAEE's Guidelines for Excellence in Community Engagement (NAAEE Webinar)
25 Apr 2017 Wild Contagious Hope (NAAEE Webinar)
22 Sep 2016 An Evening with Richard Louv

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

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

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