Reconnecting With Nature

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Join us for a presentation on inclusiveness and safe outdoor outings.


After the presentation, join us at Millicoma Marsh for a hike.


Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate attire.

Presented by Pamela Slaughter from People of Color Outdoors.

People of Color Outdoors (POCO) has a mission to help BIPOC communities strengthen their connection to nature by hosting frequent and culturally responsive outdoor activities, providing access to outdoor skills, environmental education, and a caring and welcoming community.

Generations of people of color have become disconnected from nature due to displacement, environmental pollution and destruction, and exclusion. As a result, there’s a lack of internal wellness in the community that can be at least partially healed by reconnecting with nature.

POCO intends to help to facilitate the reconnection. POCO reminds members that being in nature can and should be a part of their lives on an everyday basis.

Spending regular time in nature means improving one’s quality of life. Healthier, happier individuals contribute to healthier, happier communities. It’s more than important for people of color to connect with nature. It’s critical.

Learn more about People of Color Outdoors at