Saturday Feb 20

Taking Nature Black: A Black History Month Celebration

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Join the Audubon Naturalist Society as we celebrate Black History Month. Taking Nature Black features Bob “The Griot” Smith. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Taking Nature Black Cocktail Party reception.

9:00 am | Green Jobs Fair
Find your next career opportunity. Employers include: Audubon Naturalist Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Chesapeake Research Consortium, National Wildlife Federation, Montgomery Parks.

10:30 am | Environmental Advocacy Panel Discussion & Listening Session What are the environmental issues facing your community?

Panelists: Vernice Miller-Travis, Vice Chair, Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
Diane Cameron, Conservation Director, Audubon Naturalist Society
Irv Sheffey, Environmental Professionals of Color

1:00 pm | Working While Black in a Green Industry Learn to work more effectively cross-culturally.

Speakers: Judy Cohall, HR Generalist, Montgomery Parks
Whitney Tome, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Nataki Kambon, Spokesperson, Let's Buy Black 365

1:00 pm | Keeping it Green At Home
Get great green tips from the experts on what you can do at home or in your neighborhood.

Speakers: Mayor Jacqueline Goodall, Town of Forest Heights
Dennis Chestnut, Executive Director, Groundwork Anacostia
Alan Spears, Director of Cultural Resources, Government Affairs, NPCA

2:30 pm | Green Stories in Black
Featuring: Bob “The Griot” Smith
Storyteller/Actor President, Griots' Circle of Maryland, National Association of Black Storytellers

3:30 pm |Taking Nature Black Cocktail Party

Tickets are FREE. Advanced registration encouraged to ensure space.