The organization People of the Global Majority in the Outdoors, Nature, and Environment (PGM ONE) will host a summit in Oakland, CA, from May 23-25, 2018, to convene hundreds of leaders of color who are at the forefront of the environmental movement. The three-day event will give professionals the chance to interact, create, and learn in an inclusive environment focused on racial equity in the field.
The Urban Environmental Education M.A.Ed. program at Antioch University Seattle is seeking candidates to form a diverse cohort of graduate students who will work hard to understand the dynamics of race and equity, diversity and inclusion in relation to environmental issues. Learn more about this partnership opportunity and further graduate program details by joining the online eePro discussion starting Monday, February 12, 2018.
While ethnic minorities make up nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, they constitute only 20 percent of park visitors, according to the survey. Survey participants cited cost, safety concerns and a sense of not belonging as reasons they may not visit national parks. LGBTQ visitors prove even harder to track, but the overriding sense among Abatiell and others is that LGBTQ percentages are similarly skewed.
"HONEST, REAL, explores the MESSY TRUTHS in all fights for environmental and social justice." - Van Jones
CITY OF TREES is an award-winning documentary film about the struggle to create jobs and restore neglected green spaces in our cities. The film has played in two dozen film festivals (including the DC, Yale and Princeton Environmental Film Festivals), was broadcast nationally on PBS' America ReFramed series, and has had 80+ community-based and university screenings. It has also screened at festivals such as Partners in Community Forestry, National Environmental Justice Conference, and Chesapeake Watershed Forum. It is now available on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Video.
Both Carly and Rach work at Riveredge Nature Center in Wisconsin and what makes their story interesting is Riveredge’s (and two other centers) drive to hire different ability interns. Why? Well because inclusion means everyone.
Help us provide outstanding nature-based education experiences that are rooted in science and nurture the next generation of environmental stewards and leaders. We are looking for skilled educators to continue the development of a solid program with one of our nation’s iconic National Parks.
Diversity and inclusion are critically important for the sustainability of your organization and the nonprofit sector, but enacting them isn't easy. That's why BoardSource has created the Diversity in Action toolkit.
Check out another insightful and engaging edition of NPR's Codeswitch Podcast, which premieres a new episode every Wednesday. The June 8, 2016 episode explores what it means to be a person of color outdoors.
Meet educators at a large urban elementary school in a high-poverty, high-crime area of Los Angeles. Read about the "Parent's Guide to Nature Play" that will inspire and make nature play easy. Catch up on nature preschools in the news. Learn how to take an active role in the new Council of Nature and Forest Preschools.
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Considering a wide array of perspectives helps us be more effective and creates an environment that allows us to honor our diverse beliefs, attitudes, languages, interpersonal styles, and values. NAAEE will host a panel of experts on diversity and inclusion in environmental movements for the next installment of its monthly webinar series. Don't miss it! We'll be co-hosting this webinar with 7 of our affiliates: Arizona Association for Environmental Education, Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education, Environmental Education Association of New Mexico, Environmental Educators of North Carolina, Maine Environmental Education Association, New England Environmental Education Alliance, and Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education.
Announcing the release of Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education.
In this publication, veteran farm and garden educator Nathan Larson shares a philosophy of teaching in the garden through fifteen guiding principles and engaging stories from the field. The book features vivid paintings by mural artist Becky Redelings, an inspiring foreword by Whitney Cohen of Life Lab, and connections to the research literature provided by Alex Wells and Dr. Sam Dennis of the Environmental Design Lab at UW-Madison.
Thanks to generous public health funding, free ebook and paperback editions are currently available. Visit the Wisconsin School Garden Network at www.wischoolgardens.org to learn more about this publication and other free school garden resources.
This month we are pleased to have the Avarna Group joining TYO again to bring you 'How to Eat an Elephant: Getting Started with DEI Work' focusing on concrete tools you can use in your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work.
Youth Outside's mission is to, "connect youth to nature by eliminating barriers, providing resources, and promoting outdoor programming as essential for building healthy lives and inspiring future stewards of the planet". This incredible organization has, among many resources, created this survey to help organizations assess their own cultural relevancy across several parameters, including hiring, staff development & retention, and community engagement.
The Los Angeles Conservation Corps Program Coordinator is responsible for providing at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on marine conservation and education at the organization's Redondo Beach community aquarium.