Workshops, Field Experiences and More!

There are several ways you can access the unique professional development experiences offered in the state:

You can visit the environmental education calendar to find the latest professional development opportunities in environmental education offered throughout the year. 

Join the NC Environmental Education Listserv to receive emails announcing upcoming workshops and field experiences. Contact the EE Certification Program Managers to join. 

Enroll in the Environmental Education Certification Program to expand your professional development in environmental education, meet amazing educators and explore the state!

More than 200 environmental education centers across the state offer professional development opportunities. You can search the directory of centers by your city or zip code.

Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) is the professional association for environmental educators in North Carolina. Visit EENC's website to learn more about the association and how to join. 

Classroom teachers note: Most environmental education programs and workshops can also be used for teaching continuing education credits, but please remember to follow your district's policies regarding prior approval and documentation. In addition, many classroom teachers also enroll in the N.C.. Environmental Education Program for the professional development, resources and networking it provides.

Department of Environmental Quality

The Department of Environmental Quality offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators:

The Division of Coastal Management provides K-12 teachers and environmental educators with a dynamic learning experience based on estuarine and marine science to help foster coastal environmental stewardship and informed decision-making.

The Division of Air Quality offers free teacher workshops. The goal is to make teachers familiar with the properties of air, what air pollution is, how each of us contributes to air pollution, and with the K-12th grade air quality education activities currently available.

The Division of Water Resources provides Project WET workshops across the state. Project WET is an interdisciplinary water education program intended to supplement an existing curriculum with K-12 students.

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership has a list of eleven professional development resources for formal and informal educators across the state.