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Examining Equitable and Inclusive Work Environments in Environmental Education: Perspectives from the Field and Implications for Organizations

This study, led by the Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, was commissioned as part of a planning grant, funded by the Pisces Foundation, to support the design of a professional learning workshop series for outdoor science organizations. This study investigated how EE organizations think about and operationalize equity and inclusion in the work environment by gathering perspectives of EE leaders and educators of color. The study sought to identify strategies and tools that would contribute to systemic organizational changes to support and retain people of color. While we acknowledge the many dimensions of diversity and intersectional identities, this study specifically focused on the experiences of environmental educators of color.