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Photography & Environmental Organizations
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
I've been nature photography instructor for this wonderful organization since 2010. Since 1968, the Chincoteague Bay Field Station has educated and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults about the marine and coastal ecosystems along the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Defenders of Wildlife
The one environmental organization that is really working hard to protect our nationís natural heritage. This organization focusís its efforts on the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction. Long known for their leadership on endangered species issues, Defenders of Wildlife also advocates new approaches to wildlife conservation that will help keep species from becoming endangered. Carson and I work a lot with Defenders including assisting in their annual conservation workshop in Yellowstone.
eNature.com is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States.
North American Nature Photographers Association
The only international organization dedicated solely to nature photography and photographers. I am a charter member and I had the honor of serving as NANPA President in 2002. Itís worth considering joining if you are really interested in improving your nature photography skills, if you want to meet others from around the world with the same passion for nature and photography, and if you are really intent on making nature photography a part-time or full-time career. I owe this organization so much for what it has helped me achieve over the years. The annual summits are a wonderful week of learning, networking, and inspiration. In 2010, Carson was the opening keynote speaker at their annual meeting in Reno, Nevada. Consider attending not only the annual conference, but NANPAís many road show seminars and regional forums. They are informative and fun.
The nonprofit Yellowstone Association educates Yellowstone National Park visitors by offering trip planners, books, videos, and guided classes through Yellowstone Park by our field institute. The Yellowstone Association is located in Yellowstone National Park and promotes preservation of Yellowstone National Park through its educational Park Store bookstores, publication of books, and funding provided to Yellowstone through membership and sales of educational materials to park visitors.