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

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Prairie Ridge Ecostation / Raleigh

    Nature Book Club: A Walk around the Pond

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    Prairie Ridge Ecostation / Raleigh

    Join us for the next meeting of the Central Section Nature Book Club. We will have a discussion of A Walk around the Pond: Insects in and over the Water by Gilbert Waldbauer. The discussion will followed by a hands-on exploration of the pond at Prairie Ridge.

    The book is available used and new through Amazon:

    and Barnes and Noble

    It is also available for eReaders via Amazon or Barnes and Noble. You can also try InterLibrary Loan from your local library, if they don't carry a copy.

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

    --Chris Goforth & Stephanie Avett

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Bird-focused Citizen Science 
    with  Liza Barney 
    Date and time: Wed. March 27; 7:30-8:30 pm EST 
    Birds can be found in our backyards, schoolyards, local parks and communities, offering an exciting and accessible connection to nature all year long. Participating in citizen science is a fun way to help students get to know their local birds, and contribute to real-world science. This webinar will introduce entry-level, student-friendly Citizen Science programs for all ages and experiences, including Project FeederWatch, Great Backyard Bird Count, Schoolyard Bird Blitz, Project NestWatch and the Christmas Bird Count for Kids. 

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Secrets to Snagging Great Science Partners 
    with  Megan Edgar 
    Date and time: Wed. April 10; 7:30-8:30pm EST 

    In this webinar, Megan will help you understand how to cultivate and grow relationships with community members who can enrich classroom learning experiences. She will help you determine what type of partnership is right for your students, how to grow partnerships into long-term research projects, and how to tie field experiences to required curriculum. This webinar will help you learn how to take your students into the real world of science and conservation where they can practice science process skills in an authentic setting and meet inspiring people from their home community.  

    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Inspiring Conservation Action 

    Hours for Learning Activity:

     1 learning hour

    Date and Time:

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


    NAAEE, US Forest Service

    Wednesday April 17, 3:00-4:00 PM EST

    We hope that you'll join us for the April installment of NAAEE's monthly webinar series and next edition of our eeINSPIRE webinar series, presented in partnership with the US Forest Service. Featuring Nicole Ardoin (Stanford University) and Judy Braus (Executive Director, NAAEE), we'll take a deep dive into NAAEE's Toolkit for Engaging People in Conservation Action, discussing how to plan a conservation education program, inspire a conservation ethic, and increase the impact of behavior change efforts. 


    Follow these links to learn more about the Tools of Engagement and Influencing Conservation Action toolkits!

    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    It's Earth Day!  We know you're probably working during the day, but what about that evening?  Join EENC members at Cabarrus Brewing in Concord, NC to network, unwind and celebrate your successful events!

     PLUS, Cabarrus brewing will donate $1 per beer - including pints, 1/2 pints, flights & pitchers - to EENC from 4 pm to 10 pm that day.  

    More details to come, but save the date to come hang out with your fellow EE folks, bring friends, and help use raise some funds for EENC!

    Cabarrus Brewing Co

    329 McGill Ave.

    Concord, NC 28027

    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Meymandi Concert Hall / Raleigh

    NC Symphony - Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    7:30pm (or meet up with us early for dinner, TBD)

    Meymandi Concert Hall / Raleigh

    Back by popular demand for one night only! The North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will present a multimedia experience that combines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with breathtaking imagery of nature across our state.

    We will get groups seats (and discount) to this concert if we have at least 10 people register together. Please email Stephanie if you are sincerely interested so she can work on getting this discount secured.

Past events

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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