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Natural Awakenings - Alachua, Citrus, Marion, Sumter Co & The Villages, FL

Exposure to Love to Action: Mobilizing Advocates for our Earth

As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Florida Museum of Natural History presents Audrey Peterman, a leader in the movement to engage more Americans of color in the enjoyment, care and protection of our green spaces, to address the often mischaracterized history of preserving outdoor spaces in the U.S. from 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 22 online. Audience Q&A will be moderated by Lillian Dinkins, a Conservation Leadership program fellow with Conservation Florida.

 

Peterman has received the Environmental Hero Award, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro. Thanks to her efforts as part of the Next100 Coalition, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum in 2017 promoting diversity and inclusion in our national parks, forests and other public lands and waters.

 

Admission is free. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook and Zoom. For more information, call 352-273-1936 or email Sadie Mills at  [email protected]