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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 ~

Job Posting: Environmental Education and Conservation Intern

Posted: 03/25/15


Position Summary

The major responsibilities of the intern are to develop and present indoor and outdoor environmental education programs for the general public, specific groups and elementary school classes.  Secondary opportunities are (1) participation in conservation projects relating to the habitats and species of the Saratoga Sandplains and (2) participation on trail work and support of the recreational programs.


Job Posting: Camp Counselors and Part-time Educators

Posted: 03/18/15

hudsonhighlandslogoThe Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is seeking ½ day and full day summer camp counselors for our popular Science and Nature Camp. HHNM’s summer camp runs from June 22-August 28, 2015. A typical camp day is 8:30am-3:30pm for full day counselors and 8:30-12:30 for half day counselors, Monday-Friday. There are approximately 16 campers in each camp session, with another teacher and Teen Counselor in Training assisting.  Hudson Highlands Nature Museum offers children a fun and safe way to learn about nature through exploration, play and discovery. Counselors have the option to add hours by working early drop-off from 8-9am or late pick-up from 3-4pm. Gain valuable teaching experience and natural history knowledge while learning group management in an outdoor setting.


Job Postings: Two Positions Available at the Huyck Preserve

huyck_logoPosted: March 16, 2015

The Residential Coordinator & Field Teaching Assistant (RCTA) is a key summer staff member who lives with and teaches our residential summer ecology research program, working under the Executive director. This is a residential program which includes housing at the Preserve for the period of the position. Get all the details to apply by clicking here.

The Summer Conservation & Education Assistant will help us with our summer education programs for grades K-12, our citizen science MAPS bird banding station, and other educational and conservation programs at the preserve in June and July. Housing is available for the right candidate if needed. Get all the details to apply by clicking here.


Register now for the second annual Hudson Data Jam!

Register now for the second annual Hudson Data Jam! 
NEW THIS YEAR: Travel scholarships for attending the Expo!! 

CarylogoThe Hudson Data Jam Competition is a STEAM program that challenges middle and high school students (grades 6-12) to present the most creative and compelling data-based story using Hudson River watershed data. This competition also provides a unique way to meet Common Core standards. Participating students will gain a better understanding of statistics, probability, and interpretation of data.


Founder of the Student Conservation Association to be Keynote Speaker at 2015 Conference

2015 Conference Save the Date Card copyWe are very excited to announce that Elizabeth Titus-Putnam has graciously accepted our invitation to be the featured speaker at the annual conference this November.  Elizabeth Titus-Putnam is the founder of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), and leader in the conservation movement.  She has inspired thousands of people to create a positive change in their environment and communities.  It will be an honor to have her with us at the conference.



Nominate a young environmental hero for a $5,000 Barron Prize

barron_prizeThe Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes invites nominations for its 2015 awards. The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, fifteen winners each receive a $5,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. Half of each year’s winners are chosen for their work to protect the environment. Annual nomination deadline is April 15. For more information and to access our online application, visit