NEC members standing together outside wetland center with collected trash in bags
May 2021
1:30PM – 3:00PM

Neighborhood Ecology Corps Open House

Add to Calendar 2021-05-22 13:30:00 2021-05-22 15:00:00 Neighborhood Ecology Corps Open House Walnut Creek Wetland Park 950 Peterson Street Raleigh, NC 27610 City of Raleigh America/New_York public

The Neighborhood Ecology Corps (NEC) is looking for students entering grades 6-8 to join the Fall 2021 NEC Cohort!

Join NEC staff from the City of Raleigh and the Center for Human-Earth Restoration at an Open House on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to learn more. The NEC Open House will be held at Walnut Creek Wetland Park, beginning with an information session for families and followed by activities that will give students and their families a chance to explore the outdoors and get a taste of what NEC offers. 

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More about the Neighborhood Ecology Corps

The Neighborhood Ecology Corps is a free after-school program focused on exploring nature and the community in order to develop environmentally literate citizens. With our hybrid learning model, students can expect weekly meetings through a combination of video conferencing and socially distant gatherings at Walnut Creek Wetland Park.

The year begins with a week-long Summer Immersion Camp: an in-person, weeklong day camp August 9-13, 2021 that fosters community within the NEC cohort. Students will form lasting friendships, meet the NEC program instructors, and have fun investigating the outdoors through nature games and interactive team-building activities. Students will meet weekly from 4-5:30pm, starting the 2nd week of September 2021 and continuing throughout the school year. Students will receive a $200 stipend upon the completion of their first year and may elect to continue into a 2- or 3-year program.

Through the Neighborhood Ecology Corps, students will have the opportunity to engage in: 

  • Outdoor excursions: Students will take field trips to places like local and state parks, museums, and nature preserves
  • Journaling: Students will keep journals throughout the year to record and reflect on their experiences in nature
  • Environmental stewardship: Students will work to protect and improve green spaces in their community by planting trees, gardens, and native plants, participating in stream clean ups, and working on trail restoration
  • Education and career opportunities: Students will meet and network with environmental professionals and local universities to learn about course offerings, internships, college, and career opportunities 

For more information, please contact NEC Program Coordinator Dymond Generette at



950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
Event Type:
Parks, Recreation, and Athletics