NAI Communities

(Also known as Organizational Units)

NAI's Organizational Units include geographical regions and special-interest sections, among other groups. These organizations provide location- or content-specific benefits, including newsletters, professional development, and networking opportunities. Membership in Organizational Units is included in the cost of your NAI membership. Add them to your NAI experience in the My Account link at the top of this page (login required).


Northeast Region (1)

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec

Chesapeake Region (2)

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Sunny Southeast (3)

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands

Great Lakes Region (4)

Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario

Heartland Region (5)

Illinois, Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming

South Central Region (6)

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

Four Corners Region (7)

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

Wild West Region (8)

California-Southern (zip codes: 900-- to 935--), Nevada (Clark County)

Sierra Pacific Region (9)

Northern California (zip codes: 936-- and above), Guam, Hawaii, Northern Nevada

Pacific Northwest Region (10)

Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Northwest Territories, Oregon, Washington, Yukon


Cultural & Historical Interpretation


College and University Academics


Interpretive Media


Interpretive Naturalist


Nature Center Directors/Administrators


Zoos, Wildlife Parks, and Aquaria



Advisory Council Officers

Chair / Board Rep
Jay Schneider

Vice Chair / Board Rep
Amy Roell

Financial Officer
Bob Carter

Yvonne Johnson

Deb Nofzinger

Terry Joyce