Education and Engagement Action Team
UNC-IE At Water's Edge Teacher Institute. Photo credit: APNEP.
Members of APNEP’s Education and Engagement Action Team include representatives from universities, the NC Office of Environmental Education, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Aquariums, NC State Parks, NC Sea Grant, local government, and conservation organizations including the NC Coastal Federation, Sound Rivers, and River Guardian Foundation. The team pursues collaborative initiatives aligned with the following APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) actions:
Please contact APNEP staff if you are interested in participating or have project ideas for the team:
Recent team accomplishments:
In 2015, the team solicited requests for mini-grant proposals and funded six projects in the APNEP region (read more about these projects in our Soundings post here):
Mano al Hermano Family Literacy Project. Photo credit: Sara Hallas, NCCF.
Other recent APNEP sponsored environmental education and community engagement activities include River Basin Maps and Booklets for North Carolina and Virginia, Watershed and Water Quality Planning Workshops, Project WET Facilitator Workshops, NC Catch Placemats, Coastal Discovery Camps, Living Shorelines Workshops and video, workshops on environmental effects on blue crab size led by Duke University Marine Lab, Shad in the Classroom, and the At Water's Edge Teacher Institute. Past projects can be found here.