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AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning.

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Racial and Ethnic Terms Glossary

A Guide to Understanding Gender Identity Terms

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vocabulary

Disability Language Style Guide

Equity Language Guide


Implicit Bias

Project Implicit: Online Self Assessments

How to Make the Implicit Explicit … and Increase Your Team’s Ability to Get Excellent Results

Tools for organizations - Bias interrupters

Don't Talk Implicit Bias Without Talking Structural Racism

Racial Equity & Cultural Competence

Dismantling Racism

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Let's Talk About Race

Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Five Stages Toward Cultural Competence

The 10Cs: A Model of Diversity Awareness and Social Change

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Understanding Cultural Competency in Experiential Environmental Education Programs

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice

Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice; Moving from Actor to Ally to Accomplice

The US Farm Bill - Corporate Power and Structural Racialization in the US Food System

Food First Background on Racism in the Food System

Why Hunger: Agroecology, Putting Food Sovereignty into Action

Land and Power, Sustainable Agriculture and African Americans

3 Ways to Test for Racial Equity & Inclusion Competency

Working on cultural competency: Being the only one in the room.

Why cultural competence?

Explaining white privilege to a broke white person.

Personal Privilege Profile from the Interaction Institute for Social Change

Scientists show how we start stereotyping the moment we see a face

6 more landmarks that should have their Indigenous names restored

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owes Black America

Progressive Governance Can Turn the Tide for Black Farms, Center for American Progress

20 Ways Majority-White Nonprofits Can Build Authentic Partnerships with Organizations Led by Communities of Color 

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice

Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

National parks are beautiful, but the way they were created isn't 

When and How to Respond to Microaggressions 

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community 


Organizational Assessment Specific to LGBTQ Equality

Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns On Your “Hello My Name Is” Name Tags

Gender Neutral Bathrooms 

Why Pronouns Matter

10 Ways To Be an Ally and a Friend


Wheelchair Hike Handout

Dyslexia isn’t a disease it’s a community

Should You Use Person-First or Identity-First Language?

Why Person-First Language Doesn’t Always Put the Person First 

19 Examples of Ability Privilege 

The invisible backpack of able-bodied privilege checklist

19 Examples of Ability Privilege

Access Recreation: Guidelines for Providing Trail Information to People with Disabilities

Open to All: A Disability Inclusion Guide for Land Trusts

Making Outdoor Programs Accessible


To Encourage Girls in Science, Talk Action, Not Identity

How Outdoor Science Education Can Help Girls Stay Engaged in Science

HR/Organizational Policies & Practices

Hiring and Partnering with Inclusive Vendors and Consultants

Assumptions and Guidelines for meetings and training

Sample Non-Discrimination Policies

Three Paradigms for Diversity Change Leaders

Hiring Rubric Starter Kit

Mitigate Bias in Hiring With a Simple Rubric

Using Fair Process to Make Better Decisions

“That’s how we’ve always done it!” A Guide to Addressing Preferences, Traditions, and Requirements

Tips for Writing SMARTIE Goals

SMARTIE Goals Worksheet

SMARTIE Goals Bank - Examples for Fundraising, Communications and More

Resources on Sexual Harassment and Assault

How To Challenge Ourselves to Grow As Allies

Becoming a More Diverse Nonprofit: Make Your Values Tangible

Enhancing Instruction to Connect with Diverse Audiences

8 Ways People of Color are Tokenized in Nonprofits

The Diversity Diamond 

Our Hiring Practices are Inequitable and Need to Change 

Intentional Hiring and Recruitment Through the Lens of Equity and Inclusion

Guide to Allyship

Quadrants of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


LGBTQ Best Practices: Classroom Culture and Curriculum (Webinar)

Becoming an Eco-JEDI (Video)

Disability Sensitivity Training (Video)

What Exactly is Neurodiversity? (Video)

African Americans in the Great Outdoors, Dr. Carolyn Finney (Video)

Arc of Justice: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Beloved Community (Video)

Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Racism (Video)

The Danger of a Single Story (Video)

Cracking the codes: Joy DeGruy, a trip to the grocery store  (Video)

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them (Video)

"Can We Talk About Whiteness?," "Black and Blue," and "A Letter From Young Asian-Americans to Their Families About Black Lives Matter" (Podcasts)

Beyond Diversity: How to Build A Truly Anti-Racist Organization (Webinar)

Seeing White (Podcast)

The Diversity Gap (Podcast) 

TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America (Videos)

Explaining White Privilege (Video)

What Is Systemic Racism (Video Series)

Black Lives Matter Myths Debunked (Video) 

How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race (Video) 

The urgency of intersectionality (Video)

Whiteness at Work (Webinar)

Juneteenth: We Need to Talk, from the National Park Service (Webinar) 

STEM  Diversity & Inclusion Video Exhibition (DIVE) Challenge (Videos) 

Segregated By Design (Video)  

Diversity and Inclusion: Walking the Talking (Self-Paced Webinar)

Breaking Green Ceilings (Podcast)

Outside Voices (Podcast)

People of Color in the Outdoors Community (Podcast) 

America's National Parks Face an Existential Crisis (Video)

Autism and Neurodiversity: Different Does Not Mean Broken (Video)

Gender Inclusive Camps (Video)


Center for Diversity and the Environment

Desiree Adaway, The Adaway Groupy

Racial Equity Institute 

Online Graduate Certificate in Diversity & Disability Studies

Facing History and Ourselves Professional Development

Equity Meets Design

Gender Spectrum

Justice Outside

Avarna Group


Pacific Pride Foundation

Redbud Resource Group: Native Advocacy


White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo

Legacy on the Land, by Audrey and Frank Peterman

Black Faces, White Spaces, by Carolyn Finney

Black & Brown Faces in America's Wild Places, by Dudley Edmundson

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement, by Monica White

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

The Color of Food, Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming, by Natasha Bowens

In the Shadow of Slavery, Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the New World, by Judith Carney

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A Queer History of the United States, by Michael Bronski

Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, & Practice, by Milton Bennett

Privilege, Power, and Difference, by Allen Johnson

Me and White Supremacy: A 28 Day Challenge to Combat Racism, by Layla Saad

Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence, by Gregory Cajete

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown

How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

The Making of Asian American: A History, bu Erika Lee

So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

An African American and Latinx History of the United States, by Paul Ortiz

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America, by Andrés Reséndez

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