NYSOEA is a professional organization that promotes interdisciplinary life-long learning in, for, and about the outdoors and seeks to inspire appreciation of the environment by all people.


Our Goal

  • We promote public awareness of the value of outdoor and environmental education and interpretation.
  • We foster a lifelong appreciation and sense of stewardship for the environment.
  • We help classroom teachers and youth leaders use the outdoors to enrich their curricula and programs.
  • We assist our members in expanding their knowledge and skills in using the environment for responsible educational purposes.
  • We act as a unified voice supporting the fields of environmental education, outdoor education, interpretation and outdoor recreation.

Become a NYSOEA Member / Renew your Membership 

Benefits for Individual, Family*, Student and Retired Memberships
  • Individual: $45 / Family: $55 / Student: $10 / Retired: $35 
  • One vote.
  • Can serve on one potential Board position.
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter PATHWAYS.
  • Eligibility for discounts/rebates to our Annual Conference.
  • Discounted registration to NYSOEA Events.
  • Eligibility for Student Scholarships to Annual Conference.

* Family:2 adults + 2 children < 18 years. Only one of the two adults may serve on the board using this membership.

Benefits for Institutional Memberships (Affiliate A, Affiliate B and Library)

  • Affiliate A: $60 / Affiliate B $90 / Library $30
  • One vote. [Except Library memberships]
  • Link to your website from nysoea.org
  • Event accouncements on nysoea.org
  • Delegates to NYSOEA functions [Affilate A: 2 delegates, Affilate B: 3 delegates, Library: 0 delegates]
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter PATHWAYS

*Institutional Memberships cannot hold a position on the Board.

To register offline:

Contact us at nysoea@gmail.com for a membership form.  Fill the requested information on the form and mail it along with your check to.

NY State Outdoor Education Association, Inc. 
Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies 
NYSOEA Office Manager 
2213 Professional Studies Building 
PO Box 2000, Cortland NY 13045-0900 

For any queries, contact:

Darleen Leiber 
New York State Outdoor Education Association 
Email: nysoea@gmail.com
Phone: +1 607.591.6422