This calendar includes events and trainings for leaders in the nature & environmental learning center field. All scheduled ANCA events are listed here, as well as opportunities from other organizations.


May 21 2022 - May 20 2023

ERAFANS Natural Wonder Summit

Date Jun 03 2022 - Jun 05 2022
Calendar ANCA Partner Events

The Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools (ERAFANS) Natural Wonder Summit is a very special gathering for nature-based educators, administrators, and childcare providers. This three-day event is a joyful way to explore nature-based early childhood education and personal natural...

AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

Jul 13 2022 - Jul 15 2022
ANCA Partner Events

Do you work with young people in a garden- or nature-based space such as a community garden, nature center, or green schoolyard? The American Horticultural Society's 30th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium will cultivate tomorrow's gardeners by energizing, inspiring, and training today's garden...

NatStart22: Nature-Based Early Learning Conference

Jul 27 2022 - Jul 30 2022
ANCA Partner Events

NatStart22, the conference of the Natural Start Alliance, will be July 27-30 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In-person and online options will be available. Learn more.

The Nature-Based Early Learning Conference is organized by the Natural Start Alliance, a project of the North American Association for...

ANCA Member CONNECTS: DEI Book(+) Club — Racism in the Environmental Movement

Jul 27 2022

Time:  10-11am AKT  / 11am-12pm PT  /  12-1pm MT  /  1-2pm CT  /  2-3pm ET

From pollution disparities to accessing outdoor spaces and nature, we will examine how the environmental movement has perpetuated systemic racist policies and practices and discuss how we can individually and institutionally...

ANCA Summit 2022

Aug 01 2022 - Aug 05 2022
ANCA Events

ANCA Summit: Thrive Outside | Irvine Nature Center | Owings Mills, Md | August 1-5

 If you’re a leader at a nature center or related institution, join us at Irvine Nature Center to connect with other leaders in the field, grow your skills, and energize your organization’s work.

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ANCA Member CONNECTS: DEI Book(+) Club — Organizational Change

Sep 21 2022

Time:  10-11am AKT  / 11am-12pm PT  /  12-1pm MT  /  1-2pm CT  /  2-3pm ET

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Book(+) Club
This group is a space for ANCA members to come together to discuss relevant DEI resources, deepen our DEI learning, find support and inspiration from each other, and make plans for...

NAAEE Conference & Research Symposium

Oct 11 2022 - Oct 15 2022
ANCA Partner Events

Held in Tucson, Ariz., the North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) 2022 conference will focus on the powerful role education can play in creating healthier communities and tackling today’s complex environmental and social issues. We’ll dig into vital topics in our field...