New England Region

The New England Region encompasses the six New England states, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Additionally, participants at region meetings have come from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Our region meetings bring together nature center directors and staff to promote networking and support among neighboring nature and environmental learning centers, offer professional development at minimal cost, promote best management practices, provide opportunities for making personal contacts, building closer relationships among colleagues, and visiting other nature centers to observe their facilities. 

Average # of Yearly Meetings: 1

Average # of Participants: 30

Region Contact:

Iain MacLeod, Executive Director, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, NH,  

Pam Musk, Former Director of Centers and Education at National Audubon Society,  

Kitty Pochman, Executive Director, Linda Loring Nature Foundation, Nantucket, MA, 

Next Meeting: TBD

Past Meetings:

  • 2019, the New England Region met at Sharon Audubon Center in Sharon, CT and discussed Building Community Engagement through Nature Centers.
  • 2018: The Region held a meeting at the Beaver Brook Nature Center in Hollis, NH that featured an Open Space Discussion.
  • 2017: Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, RI 
  • 2016: The Region met at Earthplace
  • 2015: South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell, MA 2016: Earthplace, Westport, CT
  • 2014: Broad Meadow Brook Nature Center, Worcester, MA