Audubon Naturalist Society Hosts First-ever Black History Month Celebration, Taking Nature Black,...

Audubon Naturalist Society Hosts First-ever Black History Month Celebration, Taking Nature Black, Saturday, February 20, 2016

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Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) will host its first-ever celebration for Black History Month, Taking Nature Black, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at its Woodend Nature Sanctuary from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Taking Nature Black: An Audubon Naturalist Society Black History Month Celebration is a FREE event, in partnership with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, Chesapeake Bay Program’s Diversity Action Team and Montgomery Parks.

The day-long event begins with a Green Jobs Fair where college students, retirees and professionals of color can find short-term and long-term paid and volunteer opportunities in the environmental industry with nonprofit, government and private sector employers.  There will be breakout sessions on environmental advocacy, cultural competency in the workplace, and stewardship practices at home or in local communities. Taking Nature Black will feature Bob “The Griot” Smith, Storyteller/Actor and President of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, National Association of Black Storytellers.  The day will conclude with a cocktail party reception.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Taking Nature Black: An Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Black History Month Celebration Saturday, February 20, 2016

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Woodend Nature Sanctuary (ANS Headquarters)

8940 Jones Mill Road

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Tickets are FREE, but registration is requested at anshome.org/blackhistory

For more on Audubon Naturalist Society, visit anshome.org and stay connected on facebook.com/AudubonNaturalistSociety and twitter.com/anstweets.

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