Wild I.D.E.A.S: Inspiring A More Vibrant Tomorrow

May 2, 2023
Sandy Sweitzer, on behalf of TLC, receives a Black Folks Camp Too banner from Earl B. Hunter Jr. , the event keynote speaker.

On February 15, over 375 people came to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Wild I.D.E.A.s for a More Vibrant Tomorrow to learn and discuss how we can make the outdoors more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible for all.

Attendees enjoyed engaging talks from four expert speakers and connected with representatives from 28 local outdoor and environmental organizations and partners at the Expo.

We extend our gratitude to the speakers, Vickie Jeffries (Mihe Heyananhes Yattse), Kierra Hyman, Matthew Brune, Earl B. Hunter Jr., and our emcee Dale Threatt-Taylor, for their contributions to the event’s success. We hope that attendees were inspired to not only spend time outdoors but also to encourage others to connect with nature. Lastly, we would like to thank all the volunteers who provided us with extra hands — your support is invaluable.

Look out for more details later this year about the next Wild IDEAS event. Check triangleland.org/explore/wild-ideas for updates!

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