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 Jul 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two Amazing Authors and Thinkers in EE: New Ideas for Sustainability, Social Theories, and More (NAAEE Webinar)

    Hours for Learning Activity:

    1 learning hour

    Date and Time:

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    July 24, 2018, 3:00-4:00 Eastern

    On July 24, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 Eastern, we will hear from two fantastic authors and thinkers in EE as part of NAAEE's monthly webinar series. Dr. Marc Stern (link is external)(Virginia Tech) and Dr. Bill Scott (link is external) (University of Bath) have both recently published books that are both inspirational and practical. We'll learn about the new thinking and ideas they're exploring for how we can use social theories to shape our work, understand the challenges and apply new strategies for working toward sustainability, and more. 

    Register now and we'll send you the recording if you aren't able to make it!

    click here to register (link is external)

    Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability

    By Marc Stern, PhD

    Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation training and practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. Without better understandings of the people involved, solutions are often hard to come by, regardless of expertise in biology, ecology, or other traditional conservation sciences. This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to better navigate the social complexities of applying their work to real-world problem-solving.

    The World We'll Leave Behind: Grasping the Sustainability Challenge

    By William Scott, PhD and Paul Vare, PhD

    It is now clear that human activity has influenced how the biosphere supports life on Earth, and given rise to a set of connected environmental and social problems. In response to the challenge that these problems present, a series of international conferences and summits led to discussions of sustainable development and the core dilemma of our time: How can we all live well, now and in the future, without compromising the ability of the planet to enable us all to live well.

    This book identifies the main issues and challenges we now face; it explains the ideas that underpin them and their interconnection, and discusses a range of strategies through which they might be addressed and possibly resolved. These cover things that governments might do, what businesses and large organisations can contribute, and the scope for individuals, families and communities to get involved. This book is for everyone who cares about such challenges, and wants to know more about them.

    Contact Email:

    kristen@naaee.org

    Contact Name:

    Kristen Kunkle

    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC

    Join us for the fourth meeting of the Central Section Nature Book Club. Rosemary O’Day will lead a discussion on Summer World: A Season of Bounty by Bernd Heinrich. Check for this book in your local library. This book is also available used and new through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It is also available on Audible and for eReaders via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


    Bring snacks to share if you'd like!  Please let us know if you're planning to come so we know how many to expect by completing our brief registration form.


    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • DoubleTree by Hilton, Atlantic Beach, NC
    Register

    The 2018 conference will be held September 27-29, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach, NC.  Join is as we explore the theme EE for All and learn together on the beach!

    Make your hotel reservations by August 15 for the best rate on an ocean view room.  More information about hotel reservations can be found here.

    You can find conference registration, lodging, and field trip details on the conference page. You should review the details before registering. Be sure to login to your EENC account to get the member discount.


    Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing by Friday, September 1, 2018 to Registration Co-Chair Tanya Poole at eencsecretary@gmail.com. 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 are permitted. 


    If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


    Conference Registration Co-Chairs
    Tanya Poole, EENC Secretary

    eencsecretary@gmail.com


    Mara Mitchell, EENC Policy Chair
    eencpolicy@gmail.com

Past events

28 Jun 2018 Advancing EE and the Children and Nature Movement: Bringing Research to Life (NAAEE Webinar)
15 Jun 2018 Central Section Meetup: Scrappy Hour DIY Garden Art + Decor
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
21 Apr 2018 A Time for Science Earth Day
20 Apr 2018 Family Star Party Gathering
15 Apr 2018 EENC Nature Book Club "Wicked Plants" Field Trip
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
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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software