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Environmental Literacy Center


The Environmental Literacy Center (Enrc renderingLC) is located in the Nature Research Center, the new wing of the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. We have 2000+ holdings of books and DVDs such as educator guides, environmental curricula, North Carolina field guides, naturalist books, environmental non-fiction and children's books. Subject areas include environmental science, popular natural science, conservation, sustainability, museum and non-formal education practices and science education.

Lunchtime Discovery Series
Wednesdays Oct. 9th-December 4th
If interested in attending please contact Ian Brown at 919-707-8115

*Some events will include an interactive walk and talk portion, Please dress accordingly as the talk will occur rain or shine

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Services: The ELC is available for use upon appointment. It can be used as a meeting center and/or a resource center for anyone in the field of education. The resources can be used by educators and preservice teachers or for student research but the holdings are only circulating for DENR employees at this time.

Facilities Description: The room has 3 computers connected to the internet and our conference table has ports for power and internet if laptops are preferred. LCD projectors can be provided upon request. The ELC can hold groups of up to 25.

Holdings: Our resources are catalogued through the State Library of North Carolina. To search the catalog visit here and choose "Environmental Education Office" under "Library Location."

Hours of Operation

8am-5pm Monday-Friday by appointment


The 3rd floor of the Nature Research Center, down the hall from the Micro World Investigate Lab.

121 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603

For DENR Employees

To check out books, you will need to set up an account with your employee badge. Either set up an appointment or stop by cubicle 3513F, around the corner from the library, on the DENR offices side direclty behind the Micro World Investigate Lab. RETURNS: There will be a sign in sheet and a returns box in cubicle 3513E, around the corner from the library, on the DENR offices side direclty behind the Micro World Investigate Lab.

To schedule a visit or to hold a meeting in the ELC contact

Ian Brown


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