Conference Programs

The Natural Areas Association encourages as many students as possible to attend the conference. Students can network with conservation professionals, identify new career opportunities, share ideas with peers, present their work and win recognition for it. Most important, they can strengthen ties with a professional community that can support them throughout their careers. Conference benefits for students:

2015 Student Award winners.

Conference programming is part of our larger tradition of supporting our student and younger members, which we call “Passing the Drip Torch.”

Conference programming for students:

  • Student-Mentor Networking lunch. Meet and make connections to members with experience in your field.

  • Keys to Conservation Careers. Employees from conservation organizations, including state and federal agencies, detail how to prepare for and launch a career as a natural areas professional.

  • Student Poster Session. Students have a chance to present their work during a celebratory networking event.

Get more information about student programming at our conferences.


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.