NOTE TO MEDIA: Media are invited and welcome to attend this event.
Jody Couser, (443) 703-8678
January 19, 2017
Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition to Host Green Opportunity and Job Fair for Baltimore Youth and Cultural Awareness Workshop for Employers
WHAT: Two-part event designed to engage Baltimore students and young adults interested in conservation careers and to support cultural competency in conservation organizations interested in diversifying the people that work with and for them.
Part I – Conservation Organization Workshop
Representatives of conservation organizations will discuss and learn from each other effective practices that break down cultural barriers in listening and participation, and identify the entry points and needs of conservation job seekers in Baltimore. Participating organizations will also identify new opportunities for collaboration.
Part II – Green Opportunity and Job Fair
Featuring speakers on conservation careers and activism, and informational tables focused on currently available jobs and job training opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and internships. One-on-one conservation career counseling and job skills coaching will also be available.
WHO: Organizations registered to participate in the event include:
|American Landscape Institute
Baltimore Center for Green Careers
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School
Baltimore City Forest Board
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Bike Program
Blue Water Baltimore
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Center for Youth Development
Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers
EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
Living Classrooms Foundation
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Maryland Natural Resources Police
Maryland Sierra Club
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
National Aquarium in Baltimore
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Education
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Parks and People Foundation
Patterson Park Audubon Center
Student Conservation Association
The READY Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
USDA Forest Service
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
WHEN: January 26, 2017
Conservation Organization Workshop 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Opportunity and Job Fair 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Coppin State University
Talon Center, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216
Organization Registration: http://tinyurl.com/GBWCOppOrg
Youth Participant Registration: http://tinyurl.com/GBWCOppReg
The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition’s mission is to improve the quality of life by identifying, restoring, enhancing and protecting an interconnected network of lands and waters supporting healthy ecosystems and communities to benefit the people and wildlife of central Maryland.