january, 2021

2021 Conservation CafésEnjoy a fun evening, learn about conservation topics, and support ANS!

Event Details

Expand your horizons with the monthly Conservation Café series. We will discuss science, nature, policy, journalism, art, spirituality, justice, and so much more as we explore all the ways that people work towards conservation and environmental protection. Meet and learn from inspiring speakers and ask them questions live.

Click the link for each event below to see more information and register. Cafés are held Jan – June and Sep – Nov. All programs run via Zoom, 7-8:30 pm.

Registration fees ($5-15) go to support our ANS Conservation Program! Registrants will receive a link to the recording within two days of the talk; it will later be made available on this page to the public.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for one or more of the upcoming Cafés.

March 18, 2021

March Conservation Café with Valarie Proctor: Activism, Agriculture, and Stewardship in the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians

Valarie is a member of the Cedarville band of Piscataway Indians. Born and raised on her ancestral homelands in southern Maryland, Valarie is a farmer and student of herbalism who works to familiarize urban youth of color with the outdoor environment through farm-based and outdoor education programs. As a community organizer and indigenous environmental activist, Valarie works to weave spirituality with activism and share their traditional ways of living with those in social justice movements.

April 15, 2021

Earth Month Conservation Café: Meet the 2021 Taking Nature Black Environmental Champions

Join us for a follow up to 2021 Taking Nature Black: Meet our amazing Environmental Champions! You’ll be introduced to each one through a beautiful, short video highlighting their work and talents, and hear from them in person as well. Come prepared to be amazed, and join us in honoring these incredible Champions. Hosted by Taking Nature Black Chair Caroline Brewer, ANS Director of Communications & Marketing. Tickets $10-15, Free for TNB 2021 registrants (check your email for the free registration link).

May 20, 2021

May 2021 Conservation Café: William Pegeus: Cooling our Cities with Real Cool Roofs!

Join ANS for a virtual evening with William Pegues as we explore the environmental benefits of vegetated “green” roofs.  We will talk about:

  • How putting vegetation on a roof can address several climate crisis impacts
  • Local examples of successful green roofs
  • Small scale applications many can do
  • Groceries on the roof
  • And how you can advocate for these in your community!

There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for one or more of the upcoming Cafés.

In an effort to bring more functionality to registering for conservation events, we are experimenting this Spring with using our adult program registration system. Please note your log-in credentials from Action Network will not work in the new system. Unless you have already signed up for a previous class such as a Naturalist Hour or a field trip, you will have to create a new account. We appreciate your patience! If you have any questions please email pam.oves@anshome.org.

See recordings of past Conservation Cafés:

Click on the icon with three lines and an arrow, on the top right of the video panel, to see the full playlist.

Enjoy the recordings? To support the Conservation Café series, please go to DONATE | Audubon Naturalist Society (anshome.org) and make a gift in any amount. Please designate your gift to “Conservation Policy & Advocacy.”


Year Around Event (2021)