Emerging Conservation Professionals

Emerging conservation professional are those just entering or thinking about entering the field of conservation. If you are one, please see the resources below, which help you as you transition from pre-training student, to student, to conservation professional. Join the dialogue among conservation students, entry level conservators and experienced conservators, increase your involvement in AIC, find out more about conservation graduate programs, and learn more about the importance of professional standing within the field; specifically attaining the status of Professional Associate and Fellow.


How You Can Take Part


Read blog posts
Includes news, project reports, and internship/ fellowship/ volunteer opportunities.

Find us on Facebook
Network with emerging conservators using our social media site.

Upload your photos
Share photos of projects you are working on with the group and comment on others.

Webinars
Feature guest presenters who speak about topics of interest to emerging conservators.

Do an Angel's Project
Use your conservation skills to help an institution in need while at AIC's Annual Meeting.

Get on our email list

AIC members can stay informed via email. Check the box under "Interests" in your profile.

Mentoring Program
Take your training experience to the next level by taking part in our mentoring program.

Be a Liaison
Represent your graduate or apprenticeship program or other group

Attend Annual Meeting
Attend ECPN's events at AIC's annual meeting, which is held in different US cites each year.

Distribute our flier
Print out copies of our informational flier to have at conservation events in your area

Emerging Conservation Professional Network

These resources are developed by AIC's Emerging Conservation Professional Network.

About the Network

The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) is charged with working with the membership department to: create and maintain a forum and network for AIC members who are entering the field of conservation; assist AIC in enhancing ways to serve our members who are just entering the field of conservation and help members as they make the transition from student to conservation professional; enhance the dialogue among conservation students, entry level conservators and experienced conservators; increase the involvement of student and entry level conservators in AIC; enhance the dialogue between AIC and the conservation graduate programs; assist in fostering an appreciation of the importance of professional standing within the field; specifically promote attaining the status of Professional Associate and Fellow; promote the importance of service to the profession.

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