The Environmental Educators of North Carolina recently honored Renee Strnad, environmental educator for Extension Forestry, for outstanding service. Strnad was recognized for her efforts to support the group’s annual conference, assisting with conference logistics and providing professional development opportunities.
In addition to being the state coordinator for Project Learning Tree (a multidisciplinary environmental education program for educators and Pre-K to 12 students), Strnad supports 4-H natural resource programs statewide. She is also a liaison between the College of Natural Resources and environmental educators. She works with Wiley Elementary School in Raleigh, where students in grades 3-5 measure trees in classes facilitated by NC State forestry students.