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Environmental Education Centers

Environmental Education Centers are facilities that provide quality environmental education for the public, including outdoor experiences, trained staff, exhibits and programs. They serve as vital partners in the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program and are a valuable resource for classroom teachers, parents and nonformal educators. The N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs identifies and lists these facilities as an aspect of our environmental education outreach.

There are currently more than 200 EE Centers recognized in North Carolina. They consist of federal, state, and local government facilities, as well as non-profit, corporate-sponsored and university-operated centers. North Carolina Environmental Education Centers are committed to professionalism and cooperation with other environmental education facilities and programs through the N.C. Association of Environmental Education Centers.

Before you visit, please note: This online and the print version of the Guide to Environmental Education Centers in North Carolina is informational in nature. Visitors should research each facility further before visiting and taking part in programs. Note that operating hours, visitor entrance fees (if applicable) and program policies at individual facilities are subject to change-we recommend contacting facilities or checking individual websites before planning a visit to ensure the facilities and programs meet your needs.

Directory

View an alphabetical listing of all N.C. Environmental Education Centers

Find a Center

Search for EE Centers near you by city or zip code. You can also filter results by type of programs and/or amenities such as hiking trails, boating, meeting rooms, exhibits and much more! Feel your facility should be on the list? If your center's environmental education programs and materials meet the NAAEE guidelines (page 4) you can add your center to the searchable database. 

North Carolina Association of Environmental Education Centers

Learn more about this important partner in environmental education, including contacts for their executive board.