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Workshop: Diversity in the Outdoors
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: ISEEN Online Programming

Diversity in the Outdoors

Join Gavin Ware and Tyhree Moore as they share their journey to leadership roles at Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound and Soul Trek respectively.  Gavin and Tyhree will talk about their roles at Outward Bound and Soul Trek and their experiences in the outdoors. Particular attention will be paid to how it feels to be a minority in various spaces.  Throughout the webinar emphasis will be placed on identifying the importance and need of making the “outdoors” a more inviting place for all groups.  Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions and ask for advice specific to their need/situation.

Facilitators: Gavin Ware, Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound
Tyhree Moore, the Founder & Executive Director of Soul Trak

Gavin Ware joined the Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School in December 2019. Gavin was born in Washington DC and graduated from high school in Montgomery County Maryland. Gavin then went on to graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing in the spring of 2009 and is a proud brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  Gavin has always believed in the power & impact of service to a cause greater than self and has dedicated his life to the service of others. For the past ten years Gavin has served the DC community as an Americorps member, program director, and lead fundraiser with City Year Washington DC.  Gavin is also a recent alumnus of the Voyageur Outward Bound School having spent eight-days camping in northern Minnesota and has a newfound love for dog-sledding & cross-country skiing. Gavin loves movies, dancing, hiking, and french fries. Gavin is incredibly excited to support the CBOBS expansion and growth in the DC area. "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. -Fredrick Douglass"

Tyrhee Moore is a mountaineer and outdoor education advocate born and raised in S.E. Washington, D.C. Moore is a highly regarded outdoorsman whose climbs include Grand Teton, Mount Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, and the first all African-American climb of Denali. Following his second ascent of Denali in May 2017, Moore has garnered National attention for his unnerving bravery and bold leadership as a champion for increasing interest and advocacy amongst black youth in outdoor spaces. His advocacy includes appearances on The Weather Channel, Food Network, The North Face campaigns and as a cast member of the award-winning documentary An American Ascent. Moore’s experiences in the outdoors started when he was only eleven years old. As a graduate from West Virginia University with a degree in Sport Management, Moore now encourages diversity in the outdoors and speaks around the country on topics regarding the adventure gap and conservation leadership. Tyrhee is passionate about sharing his experience and aspires to use his experience outside to inspire the next generation to rediscover the power of the world’s wildest and most uninhabited places. 

In November 2018, Tyrhee founded Soul Trak Outdoors, a non-profit organization that is connecting urban communities of color to our planet’s green spaces. Soul Trak serves a wide age range of under engaged groups from urban youth, collegiate members and professional level urban residents in many outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, paddling, biking, and many others. Through Soul Trak’s programming, we work on developing leadership, community enhancement, outdoor advocacy, and outdoor exposure. 

In addition to his career and volunteer work, Tyrhee thoroughly enjoys time outside on trail runs with his dog, quality time with friends and family, and mentoring young leaders in his community. Tyrhee is committed to increasing outdoor access and opportunities to underrepresented communities to stimulate new learning, growth, and appreciation for our planet.

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