Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Rick Newton

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Culturally-Relevant Youth Mentorship for Inclusive Environmental Action

2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room: Usdan 110
Intro Level, Intro-Intermediate Level, Intermediate Level, Intermediate-Advanced Level, Advanced Level

Join UConn Natural Resources Conservation Academy faculty and college student near-peer mentors as they share culturally-sustaining environmental education and mentorship practices they use to engage diverse youth in environmental stewardship. This interactive workshop will share multiple strategies for inclusive ways of supporting teens, such as asset framing and cultural awareness.


Christopher Cane, Graduate Student, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Connecticut

Laura Cisneros, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Connecticut

Nicole Freidenfelds, Assistant Extension Educator, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Connecticut

Leah Gichuru, Undergraduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

Sydney Seldon, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Science & Inter-Cultural Climate Communications, University of Connecticut

Clcc Handclap

“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”

- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust

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