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Breaking Green Ceilings

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Sapna Mulki

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Breaking Green Ceilings spotlights passionate environmentalists we don’t often hear from or hear enough from including those from underrepresented groups - Disabled, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Join eco-nerd, Sapna Mulki, for your weekly installment of Breaking Green Ceilings and learn about the journeys of success, failure, challenges overcome, and aspirations of our eco-warriors. Breaking Green Ceilings features interviews with inspiring environmentalists like Bill Tripp Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Ingrid Waldron, author of There's Something in the Water, Isaias Hernandez of QueerBrownVegan, and Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, a native Peruvian Indigenous scholar, and more!

Latest Episodes

Bringing Back Buffalo to Native Lands and Peoples

Jason Baldes is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Land Resource Sciences from Montana State University. Jason's interests have led to work and travel with Indigenous peoples in East Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, and Denmark. Much of his work has been surrounding the restoration of bison to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Jason currently serves as the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Buffalo Representative, and Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for the Tribal Partnerships Program of the National Wildlife Federation. Jason provides workshops and learning opportunities about Tribal history, water, bison conservation, wildlife/fisheries, and cultural connections with animals through song, story, and language. His efforts help people understand the complexities of contemporary issues through an Indigenous lense, bridging cross-cultural gaps and creating positive relationships with those who wish to understand more about Native American people. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/buffalo Topics Discussed: History of Buffalo in the U.S. Cultural, Ecological and Economic Importance of Buffalo in Praireland Rewilding Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki Follow Jason: LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-baldes-80638420/

66 min5 d ago
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Bringing Back Buffalo to Native Lands and Peoples

Lending a Voice to Disability Justice and an Outdoors For All

Ambika Rajyagor is a 24 year old Indian-American Outdoor/Adventure Blogger, Special Needs Advocate, and Activist. She is also the cofounder of DisablednOutdoorsan online BIPOC-run community focused on representation and accessibility in the outdoors, wants to ensure that these efforts are intersectional, too—especially after nearly four years of policies that worked against Americans with disabilities (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/opinion/trumps-disability-public-charge.html). As someone who goes outdoors to look within, she can’t stand silent knowing that there is no real “outdoors for all” experience when racism and ableism exists. Most of Ambika's work in both her personal and professional life has been motivated by her biggest inspiration— her little sister Devika. At a year old, Devika survived AML Leukemia, and because of the extent of her treatment, she has lived with the side-effects of the chemo her whole life. She's severely physically and cognitively disabled, ...

66 min1 w ago
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Lending a Voice to Disability Justice and an Outdoors For All

Recreating in Color: Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Lands

Francisco, recently retired from his position as the director of recreation tourism, heritage and wilderness resources for more than 22 million acres of national forests and grasslands and national monuments in the Forest Service’s Southwestern Region. He served at the U.S. Forest service for more than 35 years. Valenzuela helped guide the development of over $500 million in infrastructure at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is the largest comprehensively planned investment in recreation infrastructure and services in Forest Service history.Francisco has contributed creating a sustainable relationship between human communities and the rest of the living world around the globe. He is now the Board Chair of PUP Global Heritage Consortium, which works to unite people and organizations dedicated to emerging paradigms in heritage management for a more holistic sustainable and vital future. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/recreating-in-color Topics Discusse...

72 min2 w ago
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Recreating in Color: Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Lands

Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Aalayna Green (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Michigan State University majoring in Zoology. Her research focuses on the nexus between conservation criminology and women's studies. She's specifically studying the gendered implications of urban wildmeat trafficking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A self-proclaimed intersectional conservationist, Aalayna has plans to attend graduate school and focus on wildlife conservation, community sustainability, and women's empowerment. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/trafficking Topics Discussed: Navigating Through Academia as an Undergraduate Women in wildlife trafficking in Africa Conservation Criminology And more! Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki Follow Aalayana Green * Twitter - @aalayna23 * Instagram - @aalayna.green

52 min3 w ago
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Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, is an educator, researcher, scholar, and practicing artist of over 30 years. She pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, an art-based field research method to study ecological change. Dr. Woolery has accomplished a diverse array of actions varying from designing and facilitating arts programming for communities, schools, etc., to working with multicultural and intergenerational constituencies in several states, to developing a multi-disciplined community-based creative arts and mentorship program for inner-city youth of color in Chicago. She is currently the CEO and Research Director for EcoArt Expeditions and Citizen Artist, where she leads field research employing art-based research methods in concert with traditional scientific methods to study ecological systems. You can find more information about her current research and educational programming at http://www.ecoartexpeditions.com See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/ecoart Topics Discussed: The...

61 minOCT 27
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Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to the Outdoors

Vasu Sojitra is a professional adaptive athlete. His main passion is for skiing as well as for mountain sports ranging from trail running, rock climbing to packrafting and everything in between. Vasu has climbed peaks like the Grand Teton and climbed and skied peaks in Montana’s Beartooth and Bridger mountain ranges. When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination. With the motto of“ninjasticking through the wood to bringintersectionalityto the outdoors”Vasu leads outdoor activities for people of marginalized backgrounds and challenges the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his work with the In Solidarity Network and first adaptive athlete for The North Face as...

54 minOCT 20
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Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to the Outdoors

Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Dr. DominiqueLazarrehas been an Associate Research Scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institutein Saint Petersburg, Florida,since 2017.At FWRI,she leads a data management team that provides fisheriesdata to state and regional partners forstockassessments. Dominiquealso hasexperienceworking inacademia:she is currently an adjunct professor for the Department of Biological Sciences at University of South Florida Saint Petersburg and waspreviouslya visiting professorin Environmental Studiesat Eckerd College. She completed her doctorate in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami, whereher dissertation focused on the dynamics of invasive lionfishandthe factors that helpedlionfishbecome established in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Her current position allows her to work at the intersection of stakeholderengagementand fisheries management,providing data thatsupportsustainable fisheries in Florida. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/marine-sciences Topics Discussed: Black American Contributions to Marine Science Impacts of Lionfish Sustainable Fishing Practices And More! Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki

63 minOCT 14
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Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Professional’s Experience

AriCopeland works at Black & Veatch Corporation as an Operations Specialist.Arihas a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati. Arihas been a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and has been in the water and wastewater industry for 16 years.Ariis a queer, transgender man who transitioned on the job in 2011.Ariis passionate about inclusion efforts within the water industry and all aspects of life.Ariis a member of the AWWA Diversity and Membership Inclusion Committee and the current Chair of Black & Veatch’s Pride Employee Resource group – working towards fostering a safe and inclusive work environment for LGBTQIA+ professionals and Allies.Ariis a New Englander at heart (originally from Waterbury, Connecticut) but enjoys traveling within the USA and all over the world. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/inclusive-spaces Topics Discussed: * Creating Safe Spaces f...

72 minOCT 6
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Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Professional’s Experience

Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

Rabiah Nur is an Indigenous healer, activist, storyteller, speaker, ceremonialist and daughter of the Great Mother. Her work in the world is to heal and empower women through connection to nature, to spirit, and to their innate wisdom. She works to facilitate a rebirth of a new and healthy society where women are valued, empowered, whole and are held as the sacred beings that they are. If women are unhealthy, the whole society is unhealthy.Currently, Rabiah consults with and teaches at conferences, gatherings, schools, religious organizations, and retreat centers to offer Earth-based spiritual teachings, grounding energetic work, collective healing for teams and work groups, and education about appropriate use of Indigenous practices and traditions. Rabiah recently co-designed an initiative in partnership with the Patuxent Riverkeeper called Honoring Our Sacred Waters, which exists to increase awareness of the spiritual connection between people and water through honoring, ceremony, and education. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/spiritual Topics Discussed: * Connecting with Nature * Appropriation of Indigenous Culture * Science of Vibrations Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: * Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings * Facebook- @breaking green ceilings * Twitter- @sapnamulki

60 minSEP 29
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Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

On the Miseducation of Our Youth

Dr. Diego Román is an Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Fall 2019). Prior to this appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Román holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy from Zamorano University in Honduras and a M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned a M.S. degree in Biology, a M.A. in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Linguistics, all from Stanford University. Dr. Román's research interests are located at the intersection of linguistics, science education, and environmental studies. Specifically, he investigates the implicit and explicit ideologies reflected in the design and implementation of bilingual programs and in studying the best practices of teaching science and environmental topics, particularly to bilingual students. Dr. Román has researched the language used to teach climate change at the middle school level and is currently leading an initiative that seeks to improve the quality of science, environmental, and bilingual instruction (Kichwa/Spanish and Spanish/English) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Show Notes -https://watersavvysolutions.com/on-the-miseducation-of-our-youth (https://watersavvysolutions.com/on-the-miseducation-of-our-youth) Topics Discussed: * How Environmental Topics and Climate Change is Taught to Bilingual Students. * How to be a Multiculturally Competent Education. * TheRole of Linguistics in Education. Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: * Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings * Facebook- @breaking green ceilings * Twitter- @sapnamulki

68 minSEP 23
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On the Miseducation of Our Youth

Latest Episodes

Bringing Back Buffalo to Native Lands and Peoples

Jason Baldes is a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Land Resource Sciences from Montana State University. Jason's interests have led to work and travel with Indigenous peoples in East Africa, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, and Denmark. Much of his work has been surrounding the restoration of bison to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Jason currently serves as the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Buffalo Representative, and Tribal Buffalo Coordinator for the Tribal Partnerships Program of the National Wildlife Federation. Jason provides workshops and learning opportunities about Tribal history, water, bison conservation, wildlife/fisheries, and cultural connections with animals through song, story, and language. His efforts help people understand the complexities of contemporary issues through an Indigenous lense, bridging cross-cultural gaps and creating positive relationships with those who wish to understand more about Native American people. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/buffalo Topics Discussed: History of Buffalo in the U.S. Cultural, Ecological and Economic Importance of Buffalo in Praireland Rewilding Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki Follow Jason: LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-baldes-80638420/

66 min5 d ago
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Bringing Back Buffalo to Native Lands and Peoples

Lending a Voice to Disability Justice and an Outdoors For All

Ambika Rajyagor is a 24 year old Indian-American Outdoor/Adventure Blogger, Special Needs Advocate, and Activist. She is also the cofounder of DisablednOutdoorsan online BIPOC-run community focused on representation and accessibility in the outdoors, wants to ensure that these efforts are intersectional, too—especially after nearly four years of policies that worked against Americans with disabilities (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/opinion/trumps-disability-public-charge.html). As someone who goes outdoors to look within, she can’t stand silent knowing that there is no real “outdoors for all” experience when racism and ableism exists. Most of Ambika's work in both her personal and professional life has been motivated by her biggest inspiration— her little sister Devika. At a year old, Devika survived AML Leukemia, and because of the extent of her treatment, she has lived with the side-effects of the chemo her whole life. She's severely physically and cognitively disabled, ...

66 min1 w ago
Comments
Lending a Voice to Disability Justice and an Outdoors For All

Recreating in Color: Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Lands

Francisco, recently retired from his position as the director of recreation tourism, heritage and wilderness resources for more than 22 million acres of national forests and grasslands and national monuments in the Forest Service’s Southwestern Region. He served at the U.S. Forest service for more than 35 years. Valenzuela helped guide the development of over $500 million in infrastructure at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. It is the largest comprehensively planned investment in recreation infrastructure and services in Forest Service history.Francisco has contributed creating a sustainable relationship between human communities and the rest of the living world around the globe. He is now the Board Chair of PUP Global Heritage Consortium, which works to unite people and organizations dedicated to emerging paradigms in heritage management for a more holistic sustainable and vital future. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/recreating-in-color Topics Discusse...

72 min2 w ago
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Recreating in Color: Promoting Ethnic Diversity in Public Lands

Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Aalayna Green (she/her) is an undergraduate student at Michigan State University majoring in Zoology. Her research focuses on the nexus between conservation criminology and women's studies. She's specifically studying the gendered implications of urban wildmeat trafficking in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A self-proclaimed intersectional conservationist, Aalayna has plans to attend graduate school and focus on wildlife conservation, community sustainability, and women's empowerment. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/trafficking Topics Discussed: Navigating Through Academia as an Undergraduate Women in wildlife trafficking in Africa Conservation Criminology And more! Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki Follow Aalayana Green * Twitter - @aalayna23 * Instagram - @aalayna.green

52 min3 w ago
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Investigating Gender Dimensions of Wildmeat Trafficking

Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, is an educator, researcher, scholar, and practicing artist of over 30 years. She pioneered Art-Based Perceptual Ecology, an art-based field research method to study ecological change. Dr. Woolery has accomplished a diverse array of actions varying from designing and facilitating arts programming for communities, schools, etc., to working with multicultural and intergenerational constituencies in several states, to developing a multi-disciplined community-based creative arts and mentorship program for inner-city youth of color in Chicago. She is currently the CEO and Research Director for EcoArt Expeditions and Citizen Artist, where she leads field research employing art-based research methods in concert with traditional scientific methods to study ecological systems. You can find more information about her current research and educational programming at http://www.ecoartexpeditions.com See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/ecoart Topics Discussed: The...

61 minOCT 27
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Understanding and Connecting to Nature Through Art

Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to the Outdoors

Vasu Sojitra is a professional adaptive athlete. His main passion is for skiing as well as for mountain sports ranging from trail running, rock climbing to packrafting and everything in between. Vasu has climbed peaks like the Grand Teton and climbed and skied peaks in Montana’s Beartooth and Bridger mountain ranges. When Vasu was only nine months old, he was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of his legs. Since then, Vasu has not looked back; with the help of his parents, brother, and friends, Vasu has built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination. With the motto of“ninjasticking through the wood to bringintersectionalityto the outdoors”Vasu leads outdoor activities for people of marginalized backgrounds and challenges the biases that go with being a person of color with a disability through his work with the In Solidarity Network and first adaptive athlete for The North Face as...

54 minOCT 20
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Ninjasticking Through the Woods to Bring Intersectionality to the Outdoors

Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Dr. DominiqueLazarrehas been an Associate Research Scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institutein Saint Petersburg, Florida,since 2017.At FWRI,she leads a data management team that provides fisheriesdata to state and regional partners forstockassessments. Dominiquealso hasexperienceworking inacademia:she is currently an adjunct professor for the Department of Biological Sciences at University of South Florida Saint Petersburg and waspreviouslya visiting professorin Environmental Studiesat Eckerd College. She completed her doctorate in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami, whereher dissertation focused on the dynamics of invasive lionfishandthe factors that helpedlionfishbecome established in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean Sea. Her current position allows her to work at the intersection of stakeholderengagementand fisheries management,providing data thatsupportsustainable fisheries in Florida. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/marine-sciences Topics Discussed: Black American Contributions to Marine Science Impacts of Lionfish Sustainable Fishing Practices And More! Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings Facebook- @breaking green ceilings Twitter- @sapnamulki

63 minOCT 14
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Building a Successful Career in the Marine Sciences

Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Professional’s Experience

AriCopeland works at Black & Veatch Corporation as an Operations Specialist.Arihas a BS in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Masters in Environmental Engineering from University of Cincinnati. Arihas been a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and has been in the water and wastewater industry for 16 years.Ariis a queer, transgender man who transitioned on the job in 2011.Ariis passionate about inclusion efforts within the water industry and all aspects of life.Ariis a member of the AWWA Diversity and Membership Inclusion Committee and the current Chair of Black & Veatch’s Pride Employee Resource group – working towards fostering a safe and inclusive work environment for LGBTQIA+ professionals and Allies.Ariis a New Englander at heart (originally from Waterbury, Connecticut) but enjoys traveling within the USA and all over the world. See Show Notes - https://watersavvysolutions.com/inclusive-spaces Topics Discussed: * Creating Safe Spaces f...

72 minOCT 6
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Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Water Industry – One Queer Professional’s Experience

Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

Rabiah Nur is an Indigenous healer, activist, storyteller, speaker, ceremonialist and daughter of the Great Mother. Her work in the world is to heal and empower women through connection to nature, to spirit, and to their innate wisdom. She works to facilitate a rebirth of a new and healthy society where women are valued, empowered, whole and are held as the sacred beings that they are. If women are unhealthy, the whole society is unhealthy.Currently, Rabiah consults with and teaches at conferences, gatherings, schools, religious organizations, and retreat centers to offer Earth-based spiritual teachings, grounding energetic work, collective healing for teams and work groups, and education about appropriate use of Indigenous practices and traditions. Rabiah recently co-designed an initiative in partnership with the Patuxent Riverkeeper called Honoring Our Sacred Waters, which exists to increase awareness of the spiritual connection between people and water through honoring, ceremony, and education. Show Notes: https://watersavvysolutions.com/spiritual Topics Discussed: * Connecting with Nature * Appropriation of Indigenous Culture * Science of Vibrations Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: * Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings * Facebook- @breaking green ceilings * Twitter- @sapnamulki

60 minSEP 29
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Finding Your Spiritual Connection to Mother Nature

On the Miseducation of Our Youth

Dr. Diego Román is an Assistant Professor in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Fall 2019). Prior to this appointment, he was an Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Román holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy from Zamorano University in Honduras and a M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned a M.S. degree in Biology, a M.A. in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Linguistics, all from Stanford University. Dr. Román's research interests are located at the intersection of linguistics, science education, and environmental studies. Specifically, he investigates the implicit and explicit ideologies reflected in the design and implementation of bilingual programs and in studying the best practices of teaching science and environmental topics, particularly to bilingual students. Dr. Román has researched the language used to teach climate change at the middle school level and is currently leading an initiative that seeks to improve the quality of science, environmental, and bilingual instruction (Kichwa/Spanish and Spanish/English) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Show Notes -https://watersavvysolutions.com/on-the-miseducation-of-our-youth (https://watersavvysolutions.com/on-the-miseducation-of-our-youth) Topics Discussed: * How Environmental Topics and Climate Change is Taught to Bilingual Students. * How to be a Multiculturally Competent Education. * TheRole of Linguistics in Education. Follow Breaking Green Ceilings: * Instagram - @Breaking_Green_Ceilings * Facebook- @breaking green ceilings * Twitter- @sapnamulki

68 minSEP 23
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On the Miseducation of Our Youth
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