Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Natural Lands Hosts Feb. 24 Organizing Black Birders Week Webinar With Tykee James

Delaware County-based
Natural Lands will host a February 24 webinar on Organizing Black Birders Week With Tykee James from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Black Birders Week is a now-annual event that addresses the challenges black birdwatchers face, including underrepresentation and overt racism, and a springboard to shape a more diverse future for birding, conservation, and the natural sciences.

Tykee James, one of the organizers of Black Birders Week and government affairs coordinator for National Audubon Society—and Philadelphia native—will share how and why this now-viral movement came about, lessons learned in 2020, and what he sees for the future.

Tykee navigates the environmental advocacy space as someone who sees the intersectionality between conservation issues and racial progress. 

Ever since his first job as an environmental educator at Cobbs Creek Environmental Center in West Philly, he has always felt an immense responsibility to his community. Throughout his career, Tykee James has always found a way to advocate for birds and the environment through the lenses of justice and equity.

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Natural Lands has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 43 nature preserves and one public garden totaling more than 23,000 acres.

[Posted: January 5, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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