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General Resources

The Center for Diversity and the Environment has a tremendous resource page, spanning topics such as Environmental Voting, Environmental Justice, Tribes and the Environment, Diversity and the Environmental Movement, and Related Organization.

NatureBridge also has educator resources and offers a training program that seeks to increase representation in outdoor education and programming.

In addition, EENC has launched a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion page and in August 2019, a “new “Equity and Inclusion in Environmental Education” online resource collection” that includes “articles, research, videos, podcasts, books, people, and organizations from across the internet into five categories:

  • Making the Case for Equity and Inclusion in EE
  • Helping You Learn More: Deeper Dives, Strategies, and Best Practices
  • Teaching With Equity and Inclusion
  • Inspirational People and Stories: Shining a Spotlight on Amazing Work by Phenomenal People
  • Building Your Network: Organizations, Business and Agencies” – Lauren Pyle, EENC, 13 Aug 2019

Culturally Inclusive Teaching

  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning – Classroom Practices for Student Success, Grades K-12 by Sharroky Hollie
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice by Geneva Gay
  • Cultural Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond
  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin
  • Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty by Paul C. Gorski and James A. Banks
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.

Opportunities for Professional/Academic Development

Diversity & Higher Education

  • The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader: Building Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education by Edna Chun and Alvin Evans
  • What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education by Frank W. Hale and William E. Kirwin

Diversity & Environment/Outdoors

  • NYBG Humanities Institute Colloquia and Symposia on a range of topics from Black, queer, and Indigneous botany to accessing for people with disabilities.
  • Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney
  • The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World by Alison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret E. Savoy (editors)
  • Diversity and the Future of the US Environmental Movement by Emily Enderle (editor)
  • The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilge, and Environmental Protection by Dorceta Taylor
  • “This is what adventure looks like” by James Edward Mills (Outside Magazine, online here)
  • Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

Local Racial Equity Resources