Who do we engage with in our work? How do we initiate, build, and maintain those relationships? Community engagement is central to advancing our shared goals of increasing diversity, inclusion, and justice in our disciplines and our network.

The Community Building working group from the LTER Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will be facilitating a panel discussion on community engagement with colleagues from across the network including:

Elena Sparrow from BNZ
Ara Winter from SEV
Barbara Wilson from VCR
Danielle Ignace from HFR
Shanai Matteson from MSP

The committee’s goal is to highlight how different sites approach community engagement and to facilitate discussion on strategies to build relationships based on respect and accountability with community members near our sites.

Please join us on Thursday April 28th at 1 pm PT/ 3 pm CT!