Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Reclaiming Spaces

Reclaiming Spaces

Providing opportunities for students of color to explore the outdoors and science careers   Text and photos by Sprinavasa Brown  recall the high school science teacher who doubted my capacity to succeed in advanced biology, the pre-med advisers who pointed my...

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Empowering Female Voices

Empowering Female Voices

  Brave with Braids Empowering young female voices By Jennifer Allen uthor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words have been echoing in my head recently; “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller, we say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not...

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Advice for white environmentalists and nature educators

Advice for white environmentalists and nature educators

by Sprinavasa Brown I often hear White educators ask “What should I do?” expressing an earnest desire to move beyond talking about equity and inclusion to wanting action steps toward meaningful change. I will offer you my advice as a fellow educator. It is both a...

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Urban Schools and Environmental Education

Urban Schools and Environmental Education

Urban Schools and Environment Education by Alison Swain IslandWood Graduate Student/ Field Instructor his past fall, an IslandWood instructor gave me the advice that a teacher can only take her students from the place they are coming from.  Through weeks of teaching...

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Environmental Justice and Urban E.E.

Environmental Justice and Urban E.E.

How Environmental Education Can Address Issues of Environmental Justice in Urban Settings by Anjelique Hjarding, Alicia King and Belinda Chin HIGHLIGHTS • Environmental injustice occurs when the most vulnerable, poor, minority or underserved populations carry the...

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Reaching Out with Respect: EE with Underserved Communities

Reaching Out with Respect: EE with Underserved Communities

Reaching out with Respect: Environmental Education with Underserved Communities Thinking about environmental education and underserved communities is an opportunity to challenge our assumptions about nature, culture and science, and, our assumptions about the life...

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