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Updates from the Road to 100


January Celebrations and Updates

Let’s Celebrate! In the first month of the Road to 100 Challenge…

  • We welcomed our first member in Hyde County! Welcome, Karen Teklinsky of the Ocracoke School! Thank you for joining our community as a Professional Member through the NC Stream Watch Educator Cohort – and for gifting your included Honorary Membership to fellow Ocracoke Science Teacher Louise Salerno!

"Environmental Education is important to me because it builds students' awareness of real world issues around them.  It inculcates respect for nature and a love for our phenomenal natural world." -Karen Teklinksy, Ocracoke School

  • We "colored in" Cleveland County! Thank you to existing EENC Senior Member Miriam Ash-Jones and Life Members David Marshall and Nancy Scism for updating your profiles and repping your county community. 

  • We welcomed three new members in Brunswick County, which previously only had one representative, for a new county total of four members!

  • We welcomed one new member in Dare County, bringing their county total from three to four members!

  • We welcomed one new member in Franklin County, bringing their county total from three to four members!

Current Status: As of January 31st, 2024…

  • EENC has 537 (+9 from 1/1/24) total members across all membership levels;

  • Those 537 members have reported working across 71 (+2) counties in NC;

  • 29 (-2) counties have no reported members;

  • 50 counties have only 1-5 reported members. 

Counties with No Reported Members as of 1/31/24 (click to expand):

  • Anson

  • Bladen

  • Camden

  • Caswell

  • Cherokee

  • Chowan

  • Clay

  • Currituck

  • Gates

  • Graham

  • Greene

  • Hoke

  • Jones

  • Lee

  • Martin

  • Mitchell

  • Montgomery

  • Northampton

  • Pender

  • Perquimans

  • Richmond

  • Robeson

  • Scotland

  • Vance

  • Warren

  • Washington

  • Wayne

  • Wilson

  • Yadkin

Update: More Prizes! 

Our partners at the Outdoor Learning Store and Take Me Outside heard about the Road to 100 Challenge, and reached out to generously donate a $100 gift certificate each to their respective online stores for us to share with our new members! Now, in addition to the first new member to join EENC in each unrepresented county receiving a giftable EENC Honorary Membership to share with a colleague, all new and existing members reporting previously unrepresented counties will be entered to win these gift cards at the end of the year – or when we reach our 100 county goal, whichever comes first! We are eager to make these additional prizes to our growing membership community, and we thank the Outdoor Learning Store and Take Me Outside for supporting this challenge.

Let’s keep up the momentum! Who can you tell about the Road to 100 Challenge? Who in your network of educators and supporters should become EENC members? Help us get the word out by sharing this blog post through your social media channels!

Next update coming 2/29/24. Until then, we’re on the road again! 


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