Monday, July 1, 2013

Congratulations New Certified Environmental Educators!

Derek Dunn, one of North Carolina's newest certified environmental  educators.

Congratulations to the following individuals for earning their North Carolina Environmental Educator Certification:

Jennifer Fuller
North Carolina Baptist Assembly, Fort Caswell 

Lisa Marochak

Durham Soil and Water Conservation District 

Maria Hitt

Orange County Partnership for Young Children 

Wendy Patoprsty 

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County

Lauren Pyle

Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville

Jenni Heartway 

Learning Outside, Pittsboro

Cynthia Stephenson

Forsyth Country Day School

Cliff Hudson

Riverside High School, Williamston

Kristy Burja,

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, Tryon

Derek Dunn

Greensboro Parks and Recreation

Joy Fields

Piedmont Triad Regional Council

Jill Goodwin
Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Katie Gray
Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

To learn more about these and other recently certified individuals visit 

In other news, the online certification management system just completed  a major upgrade. Now enrollees and certified individuals will find  more options and increased usability in tracking their credits. Certified individuals will also now receive a digital badge image they can use to indicate their certified status in email signatures, resumes and other online documents.

The North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program, managed by the N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs, has certified more than 1,000 individuals. This 200-hour program recognizes professional development in environmental education and establishes standards for professional excellence in the field for formal and non-formal educators. It consists of workshops, field experiences, teaching experiences and an environmental education community partnership project.

To more about the program, including the enrollment process, are available at

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