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The New York State Outdoor Education Association
is the professional membership organization
supporting outdoor and environmental education
and interpretive services in New York State since 1968



~Our Mission~

NYSOEA is a professional organization that promotes interdisciplinary life-long learning in,

for, and about the outdoors and seeks to inspire appreciation of the environment by all people.


~ What We Do ~



~ Latest New York State Outdoor Education News ~

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Job Posting: Interpretive Naturalist Internship

The Interpretive Naturalist Internship (INI) provides undergraduates in environmental interpretation or other related programs with 12 weeks of intensive on-the-job-training at ESF’s Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC). The internship will focus on exposure to and experience with all aspects of operating an informal science center including program design, development and delivery, day-to-day management, staff and program scheduling, program budgeting, marketing and advertising, volunteer coordination and supervision, and guest relations.

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Upcoming webinar: Envirothon--What, Why, How

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 7:30-8-30pm EST
Presenter: Jessica Kaknevicius

Envirothon is one of North America’s largest outdoor environmental competitions – reaching over 500,000 students each year in 57 US states and Canadian provinces. The program aims to give high school students the opportunity to directly interact with the natural world and learn important skills directly from those working in the natural resources. With many students becoming disconnected from the environment, this program offers a new way for teenagers to get engaged and explore potential future career pathways. Learn how you can get involved in Envirothon, and what it can do for your students.

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Job Posting: Visitor Services Specialist

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a globally-rare ecosystem in an urban landscape. The Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art interpretive center that serves as the gateway to the 3,200 acre Preserve and to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC). The Visitor Services Specialist plays an important role as the first point of contact for much of the public’s interaction with the APBPC.


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