Rising TIDE: Training for Inclusion & Diversity in the Environment

Rising TIDE is an innovative program to train Nicholas School graduate students in valuable knowledge and skills related to inclusion and diversity. We see it as the next wave of environmental leadership.

Students participating in the program attend six interactive classroom sessions led by practioners, professionals, researchers, and other experts. The two-hour sessions plus supplemental readings and pre-work combine for a total time commitment of 19-24 hours, during which students acquire skills to improve their professional conservation opportunities and management decisions.

Although specific sessions may vary depending on the views and expertise of the presenters, students can expect to learn about the following general topics:

  • Inclusion and Diversity 101
  • History of diversity in the environment
  • Socioeconomic classes
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Culture: domestic and international

Contact us to find out when the next Rising TIDE program series will be offered.