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Breaking Barriers

Kimberly Refosco, M.S. Ed | High School Teacher; Community Leader, Outdoor Afro

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Nature is open and free for everyone to enjoy. However, not everyone is able to have the same experiences in nature due to abilities, safe spaces, and a past that has systematically limited opportunities. It is time to address the physical, social, and culture barriers that are in place for children to have equal opportunity experiences in the outdoors. Time to plan for a “wild childhood” for all.

Speaker Bios and Abstracts

About the Speaker

Kimberly is an educator and leader in both the classroom and the outdoors. In addition to teaching high school, she is the Pittsburgh community leader for Outdoor Afro – a not for profit national organization dedicated to connecting and celebrating Black people in the outdoors. She organizes and leads participants in activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking and all things outdoors. Kim also works in diversity, equity, and inclusion, leading organizations to implement change and strive for justice. In spare time, you will find her reading or spending time with her children.