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Teachers and Environmental Educators

How we serve Teachers and Environmental Educators

We develop curricula and other educational materials for use with 3rd through 12th grade students and and offer professional development for formal and informal educators ranging from half-day workshops on a specific topic to year-long intensive teacher fellowship experiences.


People look at a sediment core in a pond.

Geoscience Teaching Outdoors in NC

Geoscience Teaching Outdoors in NC is designed to engage middle and high school STEM teachers and their students in hands-on, inquiry-based activities to support student learning about earth and environmental science.

teachers working in a group

IDEA Learners Teacher Fellowship

Iterative Design to Engage All (IDEA) Learners Teacher Fellowship Program is a long-duration professional development program for grades 9-12 science teachers to incorporate the science of PFAS into classroom instruction.

NC Energy Literacy Fellows

A year-long teacher professional development program showcasing current energy science, technologies and careers to enhance Energy Literacy Fellows’ ability to deliver energy-related content, conduct STEM-based activities and promote STEM career opportunities to students.

a group of teachers and park rangers at Pilot Mountain State Park

Schools in Parks Collaborative

A year-long professional development program for elementary teachers and NC State Park rangers to foster collaborative development of memorable learning experiences for students in State Parks.

Lesson Plans & Curricula

Made Possible by:

Funding Source

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Duke Energy Foundation
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • North Carolina State Parks


  • Durham County Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • North Carolina State Parks
  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education