Professional Associations

American Camping Association (ACA)

A community of camp professionals dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. Includes database of accredited camps throughout the U.S.

American Canoe Association

A canoeing, kayaking and rafting organization to promote paddlesports and river conservation. ACA provides paddler resources, instructor certification and education.

The American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA)

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.

Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (AEOE)

Provides listing of jobs at residential outdoor schools and other environmental education programs in California.

Association for Experiential Education (AEE)

AEE is a professional membership association dedicated to promoting experiential education and the people who use it. A link on their website contains information about EE jobs.

Association of Nature Center Administrators

An international network of nature center administrators, promoting professionalism within their field.

Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (CEO)

A Biennial meeting of researchers from around the U.S. who present their studies on theories, development, and efficacy of practice relative to outdoor education.

Minnesota Naturalists' Association

A network of naturalists in Minnesota working to promote stewardship.

Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MNSTA)

Stimulates, improves, and coordinates efforts of science teachers in the state of Minnesota.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

A network of people working to teach others how to think about the environment. NAAEE has regional conferences and programs to support their mission.

National Association for Interpretation (NAI)

NAI is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of interpretation (on-site informal education programs at parks, zoos, nature centers, historic sites, museums, and aquaria).

National Environmental Education Training Foundation (NEETF)

Foundation has become a leader in the development of new policies, grant-making approaches, and direct programming to advance environmental literacy in America.

National Marine Educators Association

Brings together people interested in both salt and fresh water and helps bring a focus to worldwide water studies. The organization has a yearly conference and regional chapters.

SCA (Student Conservation Association)

Paid internships at camps, national parks, forests, and historic sites.

Wilderness Education Association (WEA)

WEA is a professional organization for instruction, leadership training and wilderness travel. Promoting safe, ethical and professional wilderness leaders.