Directions Journal

A must-read for anyone in the nature & environmental learning center field, ANCA's digital journal Directions contains news and trends in the profession, relevant resources, and stories of innovative nature center leadership.

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Directions CoverHow are nature center leaders impacting their communities? Find out in the latest issue of Directions.

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This issue features stories and information about:

Leadership at Chippewa Nature Center

  • "Looking to the future, I’m excited to see how our industry will come together to broaden the voices at the table, and contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities, connected to nature." — Dennis Pilaske, Executive Director of Chippewa Nature Center

Louisville Nature Center's growth and ANCA Award

  • "Several things over the past five years have convinced me that we so much more than 'matter,' that we are integral to the community and the environmental movement." — Rebecca Minnick, Executive Director of Louisville Nature Center 

Creating inclusive programs at Elachee Nature Science Center

  • "We know that our mission is only achievable when we see a wide variety of faces and families enjoying the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of learning and engaging in the outdoors." — Sam Fricks, Programs & Events Manager, and Kristin Love, Director of Natural Resources and Conservation at Elachee Nature Science Center

Finding joy in the ANCA community

  • “The need to be together, in-person, played a pivotal role in the formation of ANCA, and we will continue to connect our members and provide opportunities for networking, support, and friendship.” — Jen Levy, ANCA Executive Director