Friday, September 24, 2010

Two N.C. Certified Environmental Educators Receive Recognitions

Two North Carolina Certified Environmental Educators have received notable awards for their environmental education efforts both inside and outside of the classroom.

Jodi Riedel, a Wakefield High School (Wake County) agriculture teacher received the N.C. Wildlife Federation's 2010 Environmental Educator of the Year Award. One of Riedel's notable accomplishments is a forestry curriculum she wrote when she took part in N.C. State University’s Kenan Fellows Program, which has been used with more than 700 students. Read more about Jodi's work on the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' news site.

For outstanding efforts in integrating environmental education in and outside the classroom, veteran science teacher Randy Senzig of Fuquay-Varina High School was named “2009 Environmental Educator of the Year” by the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District .

The Garner News has an excellent piece on Senzig, which details his incorporation of environmental education into the classroom and beyond, as Senzig's students also take an active role in the community. Senzig photo from the Garner News

Senzig and Riedel are both North Carolina Certified Environmental Educators, which is open to teachers, nonformal eductors or any adult with an interest in environmental education. Learn more about this program at

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