Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors

APA National Capital Chapter


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
noon - 2 p.m. EST

Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Join Mikah Meyer who will share details about his journey to visit all 418 national parks while working to be a new type of LGBT role model and to inspire others to live their dreams. Mikah is sought after for projects that focus on bringing cultures together. 

Sangita Chari will discuss her role with the National Park Service in the Office of Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion to shed light on how the agency is working to further these efforts both internally and externally.


Learning Objectives:

- Build more inclusive work environments, and strengthening public park relevance to the public

- Be open to all employees and provide safe spaces for employees to build connections

- Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between diversity, inequality, and social, economic, and political power within parks and recreation 

- Demonstrate an understanding of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to our local, national, and global communities 

- Critically examine their own attitudes about diverse and/or underrepresented groups 

- Consider perspectives of diverse groups to inform reasonable decisions 

- Function as members of society and as professionals with people who have ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own

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Mikah Meyer

National Parks and Road Trip expert Mikah Meyer has been featured by NPR, The Today Show, the Washington Post, and over 1,500 other media outlets worldwide for his nonstop, 3-year road trip to all 418 National Park Service sites. Using the media attention to share America's diverse public ... Read More

Sangita Chari

Sangita Chari oversees the Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion for the National Park Service and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the agency’s national diversity and inclusion strategies. The office was formed in March 2013 as a permanent forum for integrating these principles and practices throughout the ... Read More

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