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Tolga Aktas: Conservation Biologist | Black Birders Week
Tolga Aktas: Conservation Biologist | Black Birders Week

Tolga Aktas is a UK-based conservation biologist who participated in Black Birders Week. “Growing up, there weren’t many outlets showing diversity, so I was only able to be inspired by white conservationists and naturalists,” Aktas said. “The Black Birders Week movement allowed me to see that there are many Black ...

Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Nicole Jackson: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

“Inner-city Cleveland is not the ideal place for the birth of a naturalist, but it’s the place where my love for the outdoors began,” described Nicole Jackson, one of the co-organizers of Black Birders Week.

At first, nature served as a healing agent for Jackson. This therapeutic connection to the outdoors ...

Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week
Julian Victor: Wildlife Filmmaker | Black Birders Week

Wildlife filmmaker Julian Victor hails from the urban jungle of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Black AF in STEM community last year, and participated in the first ever Black Birders Week.

As #BlackBirdersWeek began trending on social media, Victor said that seeing the movement go viral was like “watching lightning in ...

Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week
Sheridan Alford: Environmental Educator | Black Birders Week

Sheridan Alford is one of the organizers behind the online movement, Black Birders Week. Throughout Alford’s life, there were key experiences that were vital to fostering the dedication she currently has for wildlife and the outdoors. This love for nature was cultivated by her mother – a middle school teacher ...