If you are applying for North Carolina environmental education certification, five 2 hour sessions of Tree Camp will provide you with 10 hours towards your total of 50 hours that are required in Criteria II structured outdoors experiences. For details about Tree Camp's listing by the N.C. Office of Environmental Education as a Criteria II provider see

     If you are a North Carolina public or private school teacher in need of CEUs, five 2 hour sessions of Tree Camp will provide you with 1 unit of continuing education credit.  Riverdave will provide you with a certificate stating your hours of completion.
RECENT FEEDBACK from NCEE Tree Camp participants:

"Dave's expertise and user-friendly guidance on Piedmont tree indentification has really enhanced my awareness of our local species, their habitat needs, and how they are part of various webs of the ecosystem. The tree camp was really helpful and fun.  Afterwards I swam in the Eno and it was a PERFECT afternoon!"        Sarah - NBCT, Academically Gifted Specialist, Certified Environmental Educator, Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary, Raleigh 8/7/10

"Tree Camp was a great experience.  I knew very little about identifying trees coming in, but after just 5 hours, I could name quite a number of trees.  I'm working on my Environmental Education certification, and Tree Camp is a great way to gain credit while learning a lot!"      Carly - EPA Office of Research and Development  8/7/10

"Tree Camp was an incredible learning experience - not only did I gain an enormous amount of knowledge but more importantly a mentor to help me with my studies! I knew I was learning a great deal when Riverdave stopped me in a clearing in the forest and I could name all the trees within the area. I would recommend tree camp to anyone interested in learning more about the environment in which they live - you will not be let down!"      Ryan, Holly Springs - NCEE Certification Candidate 7/28/10

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