Environmental Education Workshop Series



SAEREC provides outreach programs that increase the capacity for environmental education in the Southern Appalachian region. SAEREC’s newest initiative is to host a series of professional development workshops on environmental education for educators. By training public school teachers and non-formal educators (park rangers, nature center staff, non-profit organization staff, 4-H and scout group leaders, etc.) in environmental curricula and teaching methods, we hope to create ripples that will ultimately reach, and raise the environmental literacy of, many school children and people of all ages.

The intended audience for this workshop series is pre-service and in-service educators who are interested in increasing their environmental education skills through training in curricula that have been approved by the State Office of Environmental Education under the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program:

  • Formal educators in public schools who would like to integrate environmental curricula and activities into their classrooms.
  • Non-formal educators at partner organizations such as Grandfather Mountain and NC Cooperative Extension who do environmental education with school children.
  • ASU faculty and staff who are interested in doing outreach in regional schools.
  • ASU undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in environmental education (trip leaders for Outdoor Programs and majors in Biology, Recreation Management, Sustainable Development, Environmental Science, Geography and Planning, Science Education, etc.).
  • Anyone who is pursuing professional certification under the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program.






We thank the College of Arts & Sciences for supporting staff time for workshop coordination.

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We thank the following organizations that have partnered with us in support of one or more workshops:

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