ANROSP 2021 National Conference

"Climate Stewardship:

The Role of Outreach and Service Programs" 

The 2021 ANROSP Conference (online) was held September 28-30. The conference theme was “Climate Change Education: The Role of Outreach and Service Programs" and explored how outreach and service programs are integrating climate change education into their curriculum. The 2021 conference was hosted by the University of California’s California Naturalist Program which launched a new UC Climate Stewards certification course in 2020. The conference had two keynote presentations: 1) “Diverse landscapes, diverse risks: Building climate resilience through the USDA Climate Hubs” by Dr. Julian Reyes, National Coordinator of the USDA Climate Hubs network; and 2) “The intersection ​of research, practice and reflection:​ One agency’s journey to diversity and inclusion​” by Dr. Amy Lethbridge of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. In addition to the annual membership meeting, four workshops were conducted including sessions on Research-based Best Practices for Climate Change Education; Climate Vulnerability Tools for Urban Forestry Volunteers; Practical Steps for Making Programs More Equitable, Just and Inclusive; and Exploring the nexus between climate change and biodiversity conservation. The 2021 ANROSP Awards were presented to the following member organizations: Outstanding Education Materials: UC California Naturalist Program; Outstanding Program Evaluation: Wyoming Master Naturalist Program; Outstanding Team: Virginia Master Naturalist Program. Fifty participants registered for the conference with an average of 44 participants each day (47 day one, 43 day two, and 43 day three). Of these, about 34% were attending an ANROSP conference for the first time and an equal percentage 34% had attended 5 or more ANROSP conferences.

Please return to this page for upcoming announcements about the ANROSP 2022 National Conference. The 2022 ANROSP Awards Nomination period will run May 1 through August 15.


Click on the recipient's name to learn more about the 2021 award winners.  Plan to nominate yourself or a colleague for a 2022 Award! Scroll down for nomination instructions.

Outstanding Educational Materials Award:
Outstanding Program Evaluation Award:
Wyoming Naturalist Program 
Mid-Program & End-Program Evaluation Process

2022 ANROSP Awards Nomination period will run MAY 1 thru AUG 15

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