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Diversity in the Outdoors: So What/Now What? Going from Discussion to Action!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Category: ISEEN Online Programming

Diversity in the Outdoors: So What/Now What? Going from Discussion to Action!


Diversity in outdoor education is a well-intentioned goal and ideal of programs in independent schools, but how do we take tangible steps to realize those goals?  In this 90 minute workshop, participants will hear from outdoor professionals and leaders about ideas and initiatives surrounding diversity in the outdoors and have the opportunity to design strategies for lasting change.  Outdoor education practitioners will come away from the session with an actionable plan to implement diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives in their programs.


Rachel HaileyRachel Hailey is the Owner/Transformationalist at Rachel Hailey & Associates Consulting, a firm which deals directly with the outdoor industry to foster DEI in organizations. Rachel is committed to creating an industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead in the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired over 100 organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and SAM, and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms. Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found hunting fairies in the woods with her daughter.

Gavin WareGavin 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