For more information, contact:

Caroline Brewer
TNB Conference Chair
Phone: (301) 652-9188 Ext. 23
Mobile: (202) 830-5115


Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 652-9188

2018 Taking Nature Black Conference

On February 28, 2018, the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its sponsors and partners hosted the second Taking Nature Black Conference at ANS’s headquarters, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. The conference featured thought-provoking speaker presentations and panels with regional and national environmental leaders. STAY TUNED for videos and photos from presentations by our outstanding guest speakers! Find previews here.

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors; our partners who helped organize and plan the day; our staff, supporters, and volunteers; and our presenters and attendees!

For more information, contact Conference Chair Caroline Brewer at


Dr. Sacoby WilsonTaking Nature Black 2018 featured speaker Sacoby Wilson, Ph.D. is featured in The Washington Post for his work to empower people to become "citizen scientists" to protect the environment and combat corporate polluters in their communities. You can find the article at this link.

On Friday, May 4, 2018, The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory welcomes Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, to give the seventh annual CEEJH lecture.Often described as the “father of environmental justice, Dr. Bullard's presentation is  titled, "The Wrong Complexion for Protection:  Race, Place and the Politics of Pollution." For details, click here.

The 4th Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) 2018 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium on Saturday, May 12 will convene numerous regional legislators, nonprofit organizations, and researchers for an in-depth examination of environmental justice and health disparities issues affecting our region. Registration is free, and includes lunch. You can find details here.


2018 Environmental Champions

Taking Nature Black 2018 Featured Speakers, Presenters and Panelists

Mustafa Santiago Ali

Teri Brezner

Karen Driscoll

Tonya Johnson

Tracy McCurty

Randy K. Rowel

Fred Tutman

Dr. Karen Wilson-Ama’Echefu

Sarah Anderson

Kevin T. Bryan

Cherod Hicks

Vince Leggett

William J. Roberts

Kristina Smith

Beattra Wilson

Curtis Bennett

Ronda Chapman

Joseph J. James

Chanceé Lundy

Dawone Robinson

Joanne Throwe

Dr. Sacoby Wilson