ANCA Partners with the Earth Day Network

January 22, 2020 Washington DC/Logan, Utah—Earth Day Network, which coordinates the annual Earth Day, is today delighted to announce that the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) has become a key partner for 2020.

ANCA, whose mission is to promote and support best leadership and management practices for the nature and environmental learning profession, joins thousands of other groups and entities world-wide dedicated to make stepped-up environmental action a cornerstone in this crucial year.

Kathleen Rogers, President of the Earth Day Network, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Association of Nature Center Administrators into the Earth Day family and am sure that together we can make 2020 a year that can help change the course of history”.

“From climate change and the loss of species to rising waste in our rivers, seas and oceans the world and its people are facing major challenges that threaten lives, livelihoods and the very health of our planet. 2020 needs to be the year when humanity truly starts to turn this around and we are determined to play our part,” she added.

“We are excited to work with the Earth Day Network to promote a more sustainable and environmentally-just world,” said ANCA Marketing and Communications Coordinator Asa Duffee. “Our network works to avert the growing environmental crises, including climate change, and we support all efforts to care for our natural world and our connection to it.”

Earth Day 2020 comes 50 years after the first Earth Day which, in 1970, mobilized over 20 million citizens to demand action on the environmental challenges of the time.

Today Earth Day is observed in around 190 countries and mobilizes one billion people and close to 100,000 organizations.

The overarching theme for Earth Day 2020, April 22, is climate change.

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About Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with close to 100,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. 

More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day Network works through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.  For more information, visit www.earthday.org

About the Association of Nature Center Administrators 

ANCA is the only professional association exclusively dedicated to connecting leaders in the nature and environmental learning center profession, including directors, managers, senior administrators and board members. They aim to promote best leadership and management practices and share resources within the field. 

For more information about Earth Day, please contact- Kira Heeschen, Education Coordinator, at

For more information about ANCA, please contact Asa Duffee, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, at