Related Links in Environmental Education
Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC)
EENC is the professional organization for environmental educators in North Carolina. Our organization represents a network of outstanding environmental educators, individuals, and organizations who work together to accomplish our core mission: to build connections, provide professional development, and promote excellence in environmental education. A good way to explore involvement in EENC is to attend all or part of our conference, which is hosted annually in different regions of the state.
NC Office of Environmental Education
The NC Office of Environmental Education is housed in the NC Department of Environmental Quality and is mandated to encourage, promote, and support environmental education programs, facilities, and resources across NC. To that end, the NC Office of Environmental Education administers the Environmental Educator Certification program, a listserv connecting environmental educators statewide, a job board advertising open environmental education positions, and more.
North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE)
NAAEE is the largest professional organization for environmental educators in the world. The organization has developed research-based recommendations for a student's pathway to environmental literacy using input from national science standards. They establish benchmarks for understanding at grades 4, 8, and 12.
Teachers of any subject who see environmental literacy as a goal will find NAAEE's guidelines easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to implement. Explore the complete document, Guidelines for Excellence: Kindergarten through 12 learning (PDF).