For more information about Taking Nature Black 2018:

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

The Taking Nature Black Conference is Back!

Save the date for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 8:30 am – 6 pm. That’s when the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its partners will host the second Taking Nature Black Conference (TNB). This signature one-day event will be held at ANS’s headquarters, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. For a look back at 2016's historic inaugural TNB Conference, click here.

The Taking Nature Black 2018 conference will feature an all-day Jobs Fair, with networking and professional development components designed to attract college students as well as new and seasoned professionals in environmental fields. Thought-provoking, Ted Talk-style speaker presentations and panels with regional leaders will be scheduled concurrently.

Participants will include African American environmental affairs professionals, activists, and business owners, representatives of regional environmental groups, governmental bodies, as well as regional college students and graduates – all from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

A light breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will also be provided.

Don't miss this important event! For more information, contact Conference Chair Caroline Brewer at

Patuxent Riverkeeper Fred Tutman on a growing environmental movement fighting for clean water and justice

Taking Nature Black 2018 Featured Speakers, Presenters and Panelists

Mustafa Santiago Ali

Teri Brezner

Karen Driscoll

Vince Leggett

William J. Roberts

Kristina Smith

Beattra Wilson

Sarah Anderson

Kevin T. Bryan

Joseph J. James

Chanceé Lundy

Dawone Robinson

Joanne Throwe

Dr. Sacoby Wilson

Curtis Bennett

Ronda Chapman

Tonya Johnson

Tracy McCurty

Randy K. Rowel

Fred Tutman

Dr. Karen Wilson-Ama’Echefu