Lesson Plan: Randy Senzig named Top NC Environmental Educator

Randy Senzig (2003, Fuquay-Varina High) has earned the 2006 Environmental Educator of the Year award from the Environmental Educators of North Carolina.Senzig competed against members such as Museum naturalists, Park Rangers and nature educators from the geographic regions in NC.

At the Annual EENC Conference this month at Fort Bragg, NC, Senzig presented a workshop entitled Birds in the Schoolyard: Reconnecting Students to Nature.

Senzig uses birds and the outdoors to teach students important lessons about the science curriculum and about life. At the annual awards luncheon Senzig was recognized for his years as Envirothon Coach, Big Sweep zone Captain, writing the Wake County Environmental Science curriculum, helping students in building and maintaining a Transcontinental Bluebird Trail at the Fuquay-Varina and Lincoln Heights campuses, supervising students in planting over 200 trees on campus and cosponsoring campus beautification each year.He is the school’s teacher liaison to the Energy Savers Program and Feed the Bin Recycling Project.

Senzig has been a NC Certified Environmental Educator since 1998, serves as Vice President for the NC Bluebird Society, as a member on the NC Environmental Education Certification Committee, as the Cornell University Lab of ornithology’s North Carolina Ambassador, and on the Wake Audubon Board.