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The Meigs Award Town Meeting: Environmental Education & Under-served Audiences
November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
We are thrilled to present the 2016 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, our highest honor, to Carole Williams-Green, the dynamic founder and president of the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center in West Philadelphia.
A former public school teacher and administrator, she led the multi-decade effort to rehabilitate the old Fairmount Park Police stables in the Cobbs Creek section of Fairmount Park into an environmental education center, as her vision was to bring environmental education to under-served communities. Founded in 1991, Cobbs Creek opened its doors in 2001, making this the 25th anniversary of the center’s founding and the 15th of its opening. Read all about Carole Williams-Green and her work here.
After being presented the award, Carole joins a panel discussion for an interactive town meeting on environmental education for under-served audiences.
Enjoy a reception with Carole after the town meeting.
Mariana Bergerson is at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, America’s first urban wildlife refuge.
Tarsha Scovens is the co-founder of Let’s Go Outdoors, which inspires connections with the outdoors for urban communities of color.
Jerome Shabazz is the Executive Director of the Overbrook Art and Environmental Center.
Karen Young, who will moderate the panel discussion, is the Executive Director of Fairmount Water Works.
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