Films about Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Submitted by Hannah Traverse on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 16:54
Join The Corps Network at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a film screening and discussion about getting youth outdoors
When: Friday, November 14, 2014
Where: Jefferson Auditorium
Description: Discovering the Boulder-White Clouds follows eight young adults from Civic Works, a youth Service and Conservation Corps based in Baltimore, MD, as they camp and hike in the wilderness of the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, a proposed national monument. The film focuses on the parallels between the urban environment in Baltimore and the wilderness of a place like the Boulder-White Clouds, emphasizing the value of preserving the environmental health of both settings. By exploring the pristine public lands of Idaho, the Corpsmembers, who in Baltimore grow healthy food on an urban farm and retrofit low-income homes to improve energy efficiency, gain a new perspective on the importance of conservation.
Description: In the Summer of 2013, Latino youth from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico joined Nuestro Rio Youth Leadership Program for an educational trip down the Colorado River. The trip participants learned about the river and its tributaries, history and importance.
Description: The American population is increasingly diverse, but the conservation movement remains largely white. Through Legacy Camp, the Children and Nature Network teaches “natural leaders” – diverse millennials who have demonstrated leadership in engaging their communities in the outdoors – skills and techniques to enhance their engagement efforts. The Legacy Camp trains the next, more diverse generation of conservation leaders how to effectively build capacity for, and interest in, outdoor activities in minority communities in a way that is meaningful and lasting.
Description: Operated through a partnership between the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the National Park Service, NPS Academy offers paid internships in a national park to undergraduate and graduate students of color from across the country. The Academy is designed to build a skilled, motivated, and ethnically diverse 21st Century Workforce for America’s national parks.
Description: In celebration of National Public Lands Day 2014 and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Southern California Mountains Foundation brought three busloads of children and families from the Inland Empire region of California, plus youth from Urban Conservation Corps, to experience the San Gorgonio wilderness in the San Bernardino National Forest. For many celebration participants, this was their first time exploring a wilderness area.