The Nature Connection Network’s mission is to encourage and support the healthy growth of nature connection organizations and their leaders in building resilient, regenerative, and just communities.
Throughout the year, the Nature Connection Network provides a listserve, webinars, a conference, and other modes of connecting to uplift the work of our members. Interested in joining? Learn more.
Strengthen your organization and prevent burnout through supportive relationships with your fellow leaders.
Learn from the seasoned know-how of other organizations. The experience of other teams is an invaluable resource.
Build on Resources
Address challenges and build capacity quickly by not starting from scratch. Stop re-inventing the wheel.
Collaborate and Lead
Share your expertise and support nature connection beyond your organization. A rising tide lifts all ships.
The Nature Connection Network supports organizations within the field of nature connection to improve in the following areas:
1. Uplifting Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) leadership within the field.
NCN is committed to righting historically oppressive dynamics within the field, beginning with our own Network leadership. We do this today by working to eliminate financial and other barriers for BIPOC leaders to access supportive resources and by financially supporting BIPOC-led initiatives.
2. Supporting and challenging leaders to embrace justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) as central tenets of nature connection.
In centering the voices and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color within nature connection, NCN is encouraging the field to make meaningful changes to prioritize JEDI work within each of our organizations.
3. Fostering peer-leadership and collaboration within the field.
NCN provides leaders within the field with regular opportunities to teach and to learn from one another. We are cultivating a working culture that values collaboration over competition.
4. Helping organizations learn from the best practices of other organizations in the field.
While we recognize that each organization has unique needs, NCN helps leaders to learn from one another rather than reinventing the wheel when it comes to operational best practices and strategies to improve our work in the field.
The Nature Connection Network is fiscally sponsored by Wild Earth.
Meet our shared leadership team:
the Nature Connection Network Hub
As a network that strives to cultivate collaboration, we have designed the Nature Connection Network with a shared leadership model in lieu of a traditional board of directors.
The Wildwood Path
Kindred of Sangoma
Two Coyotes Wilderness School
Guelph Outdoor School
Vermont Wilderness School