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


Student Organizations

Learn how to become an official NAI student organization here.

Black Hills State University

Faculty Advisor: Chris McCart, Ph.D.,, 605-642-6027

Humboldt State University
Faculty Advisor: Jenn Tarlton,, 707.826.5639

Indiana University Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Eric Knackmuhs,, (201) 543-9628

Iowa State Environmental Education Club
Faculty Advisor: Timothy Stewart,

Stephen F. Austin University
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shelby Laird,

Saluki Environmental Educators (SEE)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kofi Akamani,

Slippery Rock University EEI Club
Dr. Becky Thomas, CIGT
Twitter @SRU_PRM #sruparks

Unity College Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Tom Mullin,, 207-509-7291

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point: Environmental Educators and Naturalists Association-NAI
Faculty Advisor: Brenda Lackey,, 715-346-2076


Advisory Council Officers

Jay Schneider

Vice Chair
Amy Erickson

Financial Officer
Bob Carter

Amy Roell

Deb Nofzinger

Terry Brutan Joyce

Board Representative
Jose Chavez