Winter "Directions" Journal Now Available


directions cover webWant new ideas for your organization? Read the latest issue of Directions, the ANCA journal. With trends in the profession and stories of innovative leadership, Directions is a must-read for anyone in the nature & environmental learning center field. 

Read Directions here (pdf)

This winter issue features stories and information about:

Changing community connections in response to the pandemic

  • It’s been a good exercise in creativity to have to push ourselves to try and still be able to achieve our mission and reach people. Even though it’s been challenging, it’s been really good for us.” — Colleen Foehrenbacher, Executive Director of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Supporting teachers to take the classroom outside

  • "Schoolyards are not only the largest, least expensive hands-on laboratories that most schools have, they are also vibrant with biodiversity, with minimal 'built' classroom structures needed to support curiosity-based exploration in a way that is significantly more accessible to most students." — Erin Canter, Manager of Science Literacy and Research at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Land acknowledgements at nature centers

  • We need to do this ... This is not an optional thing when we’re teaching outside with people.” — Saul Weisberg, Executive Director of the North Cascades Institute

Envisioning success for ANCA

  • "I am grateful for the generosity and collective wisdom of the ANCA Community and the strength and courage every single ANCA Member has exhibited this past year." — Jen Levy, Executive Director of ANCA