ANROSP conference attendees will include professionals and partner organizations that coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach or for those developing similar programming.

This dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations that coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach or for those interested in developing similar programming. This year the conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. There will be many opportunities to explore the natural, cultural and historic sites in and around the Greater New Orleans area. During this conference, you can expect to gain knowledge from a diverse range of programs, network with colleagues, and obtain valuable tools to enhance your existing program or develop a new one.

Our DRAFT Agenda for the National Conference can be found here.

ANROSP 2018 Agenda - DRAFT.pdf

Updates may be made as the conference date approaches.


ANROSP 2018 National Conference Registration

Full Conference Registration: $285

Non Member Registration: $375 *
Single Day Registration: $125

$75 for Wednesday Cajun Swamp Tour & Dinner

$30 for Thursday Field Trip Only

*Interested in renewing or becoming a programmatic or friend member? Click here for more information.  

Lodging: Rooms have been blocked at Copeland Tower Suites & Conference Center.

To book your reservation, please click on the link provided below or by calling Copeland Tower & Suites at the phone number below. Please note - all rooms will be released on Saturday September 1st. 

Or Call (504) 888-9500 and use the Group Code Alliance of Natural Resource Service & Outreach Programs


Monday, September 10th through Thursday, September 14th, 2018

  • Comfort Inn and Suites- King or Queens - $89.99, plus tax (14.75%) per night.
  • Copeland Tower Suites-Executive Suite King or Queens - $129.99, plus tax (14.75%) per night.
  • Note: Breakfast is provided by the conference registration each day.

Rates applicable to two occupants, per room, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


We are seeking proposals for the following presentation types:

          • Poster Presentation - Please consider submitting a proposal to present a poster at our “Program Marketplace” poster session.  This is a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with colleagues about your work. 

Poster proposals are due by Wednesday August 15, 2018. Participants will be notified of acceptance by August 29, 2018. 

All submissions can be made through the Google Form:

Any questions, concerns, comments, please share them with Mary Pearl Meuth, Vice President and Conference Chair - or (727) 366-1144


We are also seeking sponsors for this year’s meeting. Our attendees include outdoor and environmental educators and volunteers from around the country. Support will allow us to offer scholarships and travel awards to allow more of our members to participate, to allow us to build meaningful connections by underwriting our receptions and networking breaks, and allow us to explore the natural beauty of the state! We’ll demonstrate our appreciation by acknowledging your support on our conference website and outreach and program materials. More information about our sponsorship request and sponsorship levels can be obtained by emailing .


ANROSP member programs will be recognized with awards for program, educational materials, volunteer project, program evaluation, and outstanding teamwork.  Members are encouraged to nominate yourself, your program, group or volunteers for these annual awards. Who understands your work better than you?  Award applications are due to August 1st of each year.  For additional information and/or to apply contact

Here are the five ANROSP award categories with application forms: 

Program of the Year

Outstanding Educational Materials

Outstanding Volunteer Project

Outstanding Program Evaluation

Outstanding Team

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