In early March 2019, I received an email congratulating me for recently completing my NC Environmental Education Certification. The painted mural project at SEEDS that I blogged a bit about (here) was intended to fulfill one of my program requirements, and it was the last thing on my list to check off for finishing the program. What a relief. I was glad to make it through, but even more glad to continue reading about a request to have Secretary Michael Regan visit me at my workplace to deliver my certificate himself. That acknowledgment and experience alone was special and worth the hours I put into earning my certificate.
During his visit, a crew from the NC Department of Environmental Quality was present to film B-roll footage for an updated video that was being created about the EE program (can be seen below), directed by Sharon Martin (Co-Producer of the Oxygen show Snapped, and so much more). Being involved in this video was such a pleasure, and I look forward to the good things to come.
On the NC EE Website, a blog about the visit was also posted. You can read it here (https://teachablemomentsnc.blogspot.com/2019/03/deq-secretary-regan-recognizes.html).
The video was premiered at 7 pm on March 30th during an Awards and Recognition Ceremony for all of the Environmental Educators who had completed the program over the last decade or so. It was a great event; and I left feeling pumped about the future of EE, motivated to keep at the work ahead, and encouraged to inspire the next generation to become future leaders and educators as well. Some photos from the event are posted below. Thanks so much for reading, and please feel free to leave any comments and/or feedback below!
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