Outdoor experiences should be provided with equitable access for all. However, we often see disparities in activities and programs participated in by people of color. In this presentation, we examine the history and barriers to outdoor experiences in African-Americans, and discuss ways the "great outdoors" is different for all members of our communities. Attendees will leave with some suggestions on how to make the outdoors more equitable for all.
Presenter: Diquan EdmondsCurrently, Diquan is the Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association where he oversees the associations’ commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In addition to his work with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, Diquan serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition, and on the Next Generation Advisory Council for the National Parks Conservation Association. He received his Master of Science degree from North Carolina State University in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism management in 2019.
About the EENC Webinar SeriesThanks to our amazing donors this spring, EENC is launching a webinar series to help environmental educators continue to build skills as we all negotiate the new normal with COVID-19. Throughout the series, we hope to cover a wide range of topics. Webinars may focus on lesson plans, curricula development, technology and virtual learning, naturalist skills/knowledge, educator self-care or environmental education operations such as communications, strategic planning for your program/department, risk management, or equity and inclusion.
Webinar registration is free and open to anyone to attend, but is limited to 100 participants. Click here to register.
Webinar will qualify for Criteria III and continuing education for NC DEQ EE Certificate.
A recording of the webinar will be sent to attendees afterward. It will also be posted on EENC's members-only page - so if you're an EENC member and not able to attend during the scheduled time, no need to register!
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