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Community of practice for outdoor education professionals

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Add to Calendar 2024-01-09 14:00:00 2024-01-09 15:00:00 Community of practice for outdoor education professionals Changing the narrative for youth in the outdoorsJoin the University of Minnesota Extension Department of Youth Development community of practice for outdoor education professionals to engage in learning, conversation and application through books, reflection questions and guest speakers to ensure all youth can flourish in the outdoors.This group will meet online from 2 to 3 p.m. CDT on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning Sept. 12, 2023, and continuing through May 14, 2024.Every few months, we will introduce a new book, topic of exploration and relevant discussion questions. We will hear from inspiring speakers from the field and create space for enriching dialogue.2023-2024 selectionsBook 1: "A Darker Wilderness," by Erin Sharkey (September-November)Book 2: "World of Wonders," by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (December-February)Book 3: "Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature," by Amber Wendler and Shaz Zamore (March-May) America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Online course

Contact

Nicole Pokorney, University of Minnesota Extension educator
pokorney@umn.edu

Changing the narrative for youth in the outdoors

Join the University of Minnesota Extension Department of Youth Development community of practice for outdoor education professionals to engage in learning, conversation and application through books, reflection questions and guest speakers to ensure all youth can flourish in the outdoors.

This group will meet online from 2 to 3 p.m. CDT on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning Sept. 12, 2023, and continuing through May 14, 2024.

Every few months, we will introduce a new book, topic of exploration and relevant discussion questions. We will hear from inspiring speakers from the field and create space for enriching dialogue.

2023-2024 selections

  • Book 1: "A Darker Wilderness," by Erin Sharkey (September-November)
  • Book 2: "World of Wonders," by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (December-February)
  • Book 3: "Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature," by Amber Wendler and Shaz Zamore (March-May)

Audience

Adults who work with and on behalf of youth, especially in outdoor settings.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting.

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