Field Instructor, WFR
Liz Smith brings plenty of outdoor leadership experience to her position as a field instructor for NCOAE, including her current dual role as on-site camp director for Sea Turtle Camp & WB Surf Camp based in Topsail, NC. Previously, Liz worked as a project coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In her university position, Liz managed a grant that brings STEM programming to under-served communities in Southeast N.C. In addition, she taught engineering, agriculture, science, and technology to eighth grade students as well as educators.
Some of her additional prior outdoor gigs include positions as camp director for Emagination Tech Camps, aquatics director for Gwynn Valley Summer Camp, and trip leader for the Green River Preserve.
She received a Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in environmental sciences in 2017.
Born in Sandwich, Ill., Liz is a member of the National Association for Interpretation, the North Carolina Environmental Educators, and Girl Scouts USA. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and holds certifications for CPR, First Aid, AED, Lifeguarding and has experience in lifeguard management and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Liz is also an LNT Master Educator, North Carolina environmental educator, a certified interpretive guide, and is certified in Sustainability Education Concepts and Teaching Methods. In addition, she is a SCUBA rescue diver, and conducts emergency oxygen administration and on-site neurological assessment for divers.
Married, with two dogs and three cats, Liz counts sewing, reading, hiking, and greyhound rescue among her spare time activities.
Master of Science degree
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Project coordinator for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Member of the National Association for Interpretation
- Member of the North Carolina Environmental Educators
- Member of Girl Scouts USA
- LNT Master Educator
- North Carolina Environmental Educator
- SCUBA Rescue Diver
- Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
- First Aid
- Interpretive Guide
- Sustainability Education Concepts and Teaching Methods