Friday, October 21, 2011

We're moving! Special Notice to Individuals In the EE Certification Program

Move Update!

We are up and running at the new location, so do not hesitate to send enrollments or Form B's for the EE Certification Program. Remember that we can accept Form B's by mail (the mailing address is the same), email scans (send to ), or by fax. If you plan to fax, please call Marty Wiggins or Lisa Tolley prior to faxing, as our fax and phone numbers are now the same.

The Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs is moving the new N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Building in Green Square. This new, LEED Certified building is located on Jones Street in downtown Raleigh, and is adjacent to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the new Nature Research Center (which is still under construction). Learn more about this new facility.

In the mean time, the office staff are asking people enrolled in the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program to hold all Form B’s until November 7th to give us time to unpack and reestablish our computers and phone system. This also applies to new enrollments, Form B's for Continuing Education and Basics of Environmental Education Responces.

Not familiar with the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program? Learn more!

Senate HELP Committee Includes EE in Federal Legislation

The No Child Left Inside Coalition recently reported that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) completed its mark up of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and had included environmental education. From the report:

During the mark up hearing, the committee accepted an amendment put forth by Senator Casey (PA) that proposed a new grant program entitled “Well-Rounded Education” which includes environmental education as a subject eligible for funding under Title IV of ESEA. This marks an historic shift in federal education policy and is a significant and critical step towards our collective goal of ensuring access to high quality environmental and outdoor education programs for all students. Read more...