Consulting Services

Peer Consulting for Nature and Environmental Learning Centers

With this unique service, a team of three to five seasoned nature center professionals, who have experience relevant to your situation, spend two days of intensive work at your center. Dealing with a range of topics including, starting a nature center, long range and strategic planning preparation, facility and land use planning, capital campaign design, program design, fundraising and fiscal management, and personnel and volunteer management. They interview staff, meet with board members and stakeholders, inspect facilities, and engage in other activities important to your concerns. The Team then offers objective feedback and advice to you in an informal, dynamic, and respectful manner.

ANCA Peer Consults cost $3,250 plus team member travel expenses. Learn more about ANCA Peer Consults (pdf brochure). Peer Consults can be scheduled throughout the year.

Peer Consult Financial Assistance Program - Next Deadline is October 31st

ANCA offers a Peer Consult financial assistance program to help organizations that may not otherwise be able to afford the full consult fee. There are two application deadlines a year: October 31st, and March 15th. For more information and the application, click here.

PC: Elachee Nature Science Center Peer Consult, February 2011

We are the nature center experts!
To discuss a Consult for your organization contact:
Jen Levy at 435-787-8209 or email.

   “We contacted the folks at ANCA and they pulled together some of the best people in this business on very short notice. The consulting team spent two full days in the park and provided a detailed written report within one month. The process was fun, the cost was reasonable, and the results are tangible - we are moving forward with a revised proposal based on the excellent advice we received from these experts. Thanks to ANCA and its volunteer consultants for providing a very valuable service to our profession!”
                 - Jeff Brown, Director of Educational Operations, Yellowstone Institute