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Earth Day Keynote: Mobilizing Advocates for our Earth with Audrey Peterman
April 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Florida Museum and the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute on Earth Day to learn more about the often mischaracterized history of preserving outdoor spaces in the U.S., how physical distancing has brought us closer to our Earth and what that means for the future of our planet.
Hear from keynote speaker and award-winning author Audrey Peterman followed by a Q&A in this FREE, virtual event. Peterman is a leader in the movement to engage more Americans of color in the enjoyment, care and protection of our green spaces.
Peterman has written several books including “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” which documents her personal journey to environmental advocacy, “Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System,” a travel guide to the National Park System, and “Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Everyone Should Care,” which she co-authored with her husband, Frank.
Her achievements have been recognized with awards including 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.