Last updated: 5/29/2021
Logan, Utah
Street Address
160 North Main
Suite 203
Logan, UT 84321
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 464
Logan, UT 84323
phone: 435-787-8209
e-mail: info@natctr.org
web: www.natctr.org
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Jen Levy, Executive Director
Ann Rilling, Marketing & Communications Director
Description

The people who run nature and environmental learning centers began getting together two decades ago to share ideas, experiences, and hard-won professional wisdom. Those early conversations soon became the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). ANCA is now an international network of nature and environmental learning center leaders designed to enhance professionalism and provide the support system critical to innovative and progressive management.

Resources

We offer many resources - whether you are an ANCA member or not! Join our discussion groups, become part of a professional network, search for current employment opportunities, and more.

Consulting

ANCA offers professional expertise for addressing nature and environmental learning centers’ issues. Intense, focused input from nature center directors and senior staff from across the country is offered on topics from starting a nature center to strategic planning preparation to program evaluation to board development - and most things in between.

Annual Summit

ANCA’s Summits are structured to bring nature and environmental learning center administrators together for information-sharing, mentoring, training, and professional networking. This is the one professional development conference you do not want to miss!

Publications

We publish books and monographs that are relevant to today's nature and environmental center leaders. Topics include: marketing, programs, citizen science, exhibit and building design, hiring an executive director, creating a nature center, and best practices from the environmental learning center profession.

Become a Member

Do you manage a nature or environmental learning center? Are you thinking of starting a nature center? Do you have services or products that are utilized by nature centers? If you answered yes to any of these questions then please join us!

Mission

The Association of Nature Center Administrators promotes and supports best leadership and management practices for the nature and environmental learning center profession.

History

The Association of Nature Center Administrators is a private nonprofit organization that was founded in 1989 to create a professional association solely of and for leaders in the nature center profession-directors, managers, senior administrators, and Board members. It is the only such organization in the U.S.

In its early years, ANCA operated as an affiliate of the National Institute for Urban Wildlife and then incorporated in Ohio in 1993 as an independent membership organization. ANCA obtained its 501(c)3 status in 1995 and is funded through grants, gifts, memberships, and services.

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