Engage, Connect and Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders 

December 17, 2019
Location:  NRPA Headquarters, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd, Ashburn, Virginia
Session One Time: 10-11:30 a.m. ET   NRPA Members $50/Non-Members $75
Session Two Time: 1:30-3 p.m. ET  NRPA Members $50/Non-Members $75

Parks everywhere serve as a gateway to nature and the great outdoors. As stewards of these spaces, it’s our responsibility to cultivate the next generation of diverse environmental leaders that will utilize and protect these spaces for generations to come.

To assist park agencies with this important work, we are collaborating with renowned expert, Angelou Ezeilo, to host an interactive diversity workshop that will cover the following topics:   

  • Bridging the cultural divide and activate a new generation of environmental stewards
  • Why culturally relevant curriculum is needed to engage diverse youth and young adults
  • A resource guide for connecting mainstream America to organizations working with diverse youth within environmental projects, training and employment

Ezeilo is founder and CEO of Greening Youth Foundation, an organization that focuses on the recruitment and placement of thousands of youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds in careers in conservation and land management, and author of Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Young Diverse Environmental Leaders that illustrates the lifelong pursuit of inclusion and equity in conversation and environmental stewardship.

Ezeilo partners with federal agencies, environmental NGOs and outdoor retailers to increase industry access for underrepresented people throughout North America. 

To register click the link below or contact Customer Service at 1-800-626-6772. 

Registration for this event closed December 17, 2019.


*Seating is limited to 40 participants per session. Participants will receive a signed copy of Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Young Diverse Environmental Leaders.

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