BIPOC Environmental Bootcamp | Peterborough, Ontario
Patricia Wilson is an environmentalist, community leader and social justice advocate who is passionate about diversifying the environmental field. She advocates for proper representation and inclusivity in this sector. In 2021 Patricia founded Diverse Nature Collective (DNC) - a grassroots organization that works to empower, mobilize and create space for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour within the environmental movement and reduce barriers to racialized folks in accessing nature.
About the Project
This project is an event series focused on skills-building, community connection & education for racialized individuals to gain knowledge while reducing barriers to accessing nature.
The event series will be done in partnership with local environmental organizations and will help participants develop essential skills to help them gain comfortability in the outdoors.
The activities will range from intro to backcountry skills, stewardship, restoration & more. The hope is to create a space where BIPOC individuals can learn from racialized leaders in the industry and be empowered to pursue opportunities within this sector.