As outdoor practitioners, much of our teaching and learning is done on and through our experiences on public lands- from our federally protected places to local city parks. These outdoor classrooms, however, are not welcoming for all people, especially people of color. Through truth-telling and inclusive narrative, The Wilderness Society’s Public Lands Curriculum helps educators create shared experience by learning about public lands, their history, and promise for the future. Join us for a 1.5 day workshop(12 hours total time)that challenges the narrative that we’ve been taught about our shared public spaces and prepares instructors to facilitate experiences that can lead to deeper understanding of place and people.
Participants will understand the importance of challenging the conservation narrative to create an inclusive outdoor learning experience.
Participants will become familiar with the structure and content of TWS’s Public Lands Curriculum as a way to create an open and encompassing learning environment.
Participants will identify best practices for facilitating challenging discussions about public lands history.
Participants will feel prepared to teach a complete narrative in their learning environments.
Cost- $50. 100% of fees will be donated to Everybody’s Environment and Outdoors for All [BIPOC-led/serving local community-based conservation organization].
Facilitators-Jasmin Estrada, Manager of Partnerships, Appalachian Mountain Club; Megan Luce, Program Implementation Manager, Appalachian Mountain Club
Registration will be limited to the first 20 participants. If the minimum of 5 participants has not been met by January 19, the workshop may be canceled.
Wilderness Education Association, Inc.151 NC Highway 9, Ste B, Box 136Black Mountain, NC 28711971.208.5751
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