Fun Activities – June 13
Educational Activities for All Ages While Sheltering in Place
There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.
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Learn about outdoor diversity and equity!
This week, we learn about and celebrate environmental justice and Black experience in nature
In Portland, The Blueprint Foundation “… aims to eliminate the opportunity gap for Black youth within the Portland Metropolitan Area. This is accomplished by engaging youth in culturally specific experiences that introduce them to, and prepare them for, family sustaining careers in disciplines where black-identified individuals are currently underrepresented.” In their Grounding Waters program, students learn about careers in environmental science while taking an active role in environmental stewardship.
Blueprint Foundation students, brother and sister, check out a crawdad
Where Black People
& Nature Meet
“It was a really tense time in Oakland, as it was in many cities around the country. The city was bracing for violence . . . Personally, I felt that I didn’t want to go out and be in the streets and be a part of that kind of response. But I knew that my work had to do something. I was walking to my car, feeling like I needed to get away from downtown. And then the answer came. And the answer was nature.”
-Rue Mapp, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro