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February 2021

The Joyful Hour w/Shabazz: Making the Outdoors Fun and Relevant!

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Shabazz is an avid hiker who enjoys taking his family and Black males of all ages on adventures to connect with nature in fun ways.Have you wondered, how do we engage more racially and culturally diverse people in nature? Maybe we're already out here. Come hear and learn some ways we are engaging our communities in nature.The Joyful Hour seeks to uplift stories of Indigenous, Black and People of Color who are engaging their communities in nature in ways that…

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March 2021

Joyful Learning Community Planning

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Joyful Learning Community Planning provides a space and opportunity to learn, plan and share ideas for your programs and curriculum.Our community members will be spend time together sharing programming and curriculum ideas that center the narratives and roles of IBPOC in nature. These conversations will be related to the monthly theme as well as ideas of your own. Members will share ideas and feedback. Examples of support: If you are a homeschooling parent or educator, you may provide or need…

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The Joyful Hour w/Tahira: The Joys of Birding

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tahira is a native Tennessean and researcher who will share her passion for birds , conservation and tips for birding.Have you wondered, how do we engage more racially and culturally diverse people in nature? Maybe we're already out here. Come hear and learn some ways we are engaging our communities in nature.The Joyful Hour seeks to uplift stories of Indigenous, Black and People of Color who are engaging their communities in nature in ways that are relevant to them. Each…

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Gardening for Food Justice

March 24 @ 10:30 am - April 28 @ 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Heights Community Garden, 1831 Haynes Street
Nashville, TN 37207 United States

Families will be engaged in an interactive 6-week gardening series that teaches skills for gardening through a food justice lens.Only 10 tickets available!WHAT: Each week's session is guided by one essential question that we will answer together through fun gardening activities led by Ms. Pearl, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Community Garden.Where does our food come from?How do we grow our own food?What do we plant and when? What is the life cycle of a plant? What can we…

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Joyful Learning 101: Creating Culturally Relevant Nature-based Programs

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of 7 strategies for how to create culturally relevant nature-based programs and curriculum.Are you a parent who values nature experiences or a professional in a nature-based program?Have you ever wanted to include more culturally diverse narratives and audiences in your programs or curriculum?Are you looking to network with other nature loving individuals who also want promote more diversity and inclusion in the outdoors?Checkout our introductory workshop for parents who value nature experiences as well…

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What is a Mural Artist? Family Experience

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Frankie Pierce Park, 130 LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203 United States

Olasubomi will share about his work as an artist, the significance of the Frankie Pierce mural and guide an interactive art activity.WHAT: During this family experience we will honor the life and work of Frankie Pierce, who played an important role in the women's suffragist movement in Nashville. Ola will share about the process for creating the mural of Frankie Pierce and share about how and why he became an artist. Then, he will lead the children in creating a…

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Joyful Learning 101: Creating Culturally Relevant Nature-based Programs

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of 7 strategies for how to create culturally relevant nature-based programs and curriculum.Are you a parent who values nature experiences or a professional in a nature-based program?Have you ever wanted to include more culturally diverse narratives and audiences in your programs or curriculum?Are you looking to network with other nature loving individuals who also want promote more diversity and inclusion in the outdoors?Checkout our introductory workshop for parents who value nature experiences as well…

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April 2021

Joyful Hour w/Jaylyn: Native Womens Wilderness and Being a Fisherwoman

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jaylyn will share about her love of fishing and nature and why she founded Native Womens Wilderness.Have you wondered, how do we engage more racially and culturally diverse people in nature? Maybe we're already out here. Come hear and learn some ways we are engaging our communities in nature.The Joyful Hour seeks to uplift stories of Indigenous, Black and People of Color who are engaging their communities in nature in ways that are relevant to them. Each month a new…

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What is an Angler? Family Experience

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Hill Park, 860 Old Hickory Boulevard
Madison, TN 37115 United States

Angela, owner of Harbor Town Fly Fishing, will share about her journey, cultural knowledge of fishing and demonstrate how to fly fish.WHAT: We'll learn from our guest host about their knowledge and stories of fishing. Our instructors with TN Wildlife Resource Agency will provide the equipment and support with learning how to bait the hook and cast the rod. You are welcome to bring your own equipment too.WHO: This learning experience is designed to engage children in grades K-5, but…

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