About the Program
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences created the Educators of Excellence Institutes to enable exemplary educators to:
- Experience the natural world in selected outstanding environments;
- Increase the use of reflection and direct environmental experience in teaching;
- Become inspired and recommitted to the teaching profession;
- Become a part of a statewide network of exceptional educators for continued support and learning.
Since 1987, educators from across North Carolina have been inspired by their experiences in outstanding natural areas such as Belize, Ecuador, and Yellowstone National Park. The Institutes are available at low cost because of the support from the Friends of the Museum’s Educators of Excellence Fund.