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
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
President, Griots' Circle of Maryland,
National Association of Black Storytellers