NAI Communities

NAI's communities include geographical regions and special-interest sections. These groups provide location- or content-specific benefits, including newsletters, professional development, and networking opportunities. Membership in communities is included in the cost of 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 Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
Canadian Provinces and Territories: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, 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
Canadian Provinces and Territories: Ontario

Heartland Region (5)

Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Canadian Provinces and Territories: Manitoba, Nunavut, Saskatchewan

South Central Region (6)

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

Four Corners Region (7)

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah

Western 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

Northwest Region (10)

Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Canadian Provinces and Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon


Cultural & Historical Interpretation


College and University Academics


Interpretive Media


Interpretive Naturalist


Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion


Nature Center Directors/Administrators


Sustainability Section 

Interested? Email the Section

Zoos, Wildlife Parks, and Aquaria


Advisory Council Officers

Chair / Board Rep
Ann Marie Lisi

Vice Chair
Brady McKellar

Secretary/Financial Officer
Mary Loan

Elections  / Board Rep
AJ Chlebnik