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(AT) Be the Change Webinar Series – Alex Bailey – Black Outside

May 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

From Awareness to Allyship: An intro to Black Outside, Inc and engaging BIPOC communities.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 and increased awareness of racial injustice, outdoor participation within black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities has increased. What does this increase mean for outdoor education? In what ways can one act in allyship to ensure a more inclusive outdoors in Texas? Learn from TEDxSan Antonio speaker and founder of Black Outside, Inc who will share more about the work of Black Outside, Inc and explore what it means to be in allyship with BIPOC communities in nature.

Prior to the session, Alex invites you to listen to his TED Talk linked here. Want to know more about Black Outside, Inc?  Check out their amazing work here.

Event Date Tuesday May 18th, 2021
Event Time 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT -0:500)
Registration Link https://tpwdevents3000.webex.com/tpwdevents3000/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed2dfa4c90f68c61a098ab93df571101f



The Texas Master Naturalist Program is happy to announce a new mini-webinar series, “Be The Change”, dedicated to exploring diversity, equity & inclusion opportunities in our natural resource and conservation community. Just as the natural world thrives with biodiversity, our Texas Master Naturalist Program is dedicated to engaging all audiences in conservation, education and stewardship.

One of the goals with this mini series event is to start and continue to conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion amongst the Master Naturalist membership. Another goal of this series is to build a strategic guide or ‘playbook’ for TMN Chapters to use for years to come as they build diversity, equity and inclusion programming into their chapters’ activities. Speakers will share discussion questions and action items for each chapters & members to consider and execute as the series builds towards a capstone workshop – tentatively to be held Spring of 2022. This chapter-developed diversity strategy guide or ‘playbook’ will be a living document, focusing on the goals and action items chapters intend to take for increasing and/or retaining diverse members, along with reaching diverse audiences with their outreach programs. Hopefully this is a document that local chapters can build from for years to come.

Kicking off in March with our TMNTuesday event, this mini-series will run April through September on the third Tuesday of the month (tentatively based on speaker availability). Each of the series will be one hour held at the 12-noon hour CST to allow TMNs to join over the lunch hour if still engaged in the workforce and each will also be recorded for viewing later. These sessions can also count for at least Advanced Training 1-Hour.

Tentative Dates:

Speakers and final dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back here for more information about speakers soon!

Be The Change


May 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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