BEETLES leadership institute

About the BEETLES Leadership Institutes

BEETLES is welcoming and supporting the next generation of racially, socio-economically, and culturally diverse leaders to help foster a more representative, responsive and relevant environmental education and outdoor science experience for all communities.  BEETLES helps outdoor science programs take full advantage of the rich opportunities for science learning in the outdoors.

Selected Emerging Leaders will attend a BEETLES Leadership Institute, alongside program leaders from environmental education and outdoor science organizations from across the country to build their own individual capacity to take on leadership roles in the field of environmental education. All Institute participants, including Emerging Leaders, meet, network, and exchange ideas with outdoor science program leaders from a wide variety of organizations over the course of our week together, then participate in the BEETLES online community of Institute participants, including ongoing webinars and discussions, as well as, receive additional support from BEETLES.


Who Should Apply?

BEETLES is looking for Emerging Leaders who represent communities that have been historically marginalized in environmental-related fields and face systemic barriers to access the outdoors.

BEETLES will offer Emerging Leaders a transportation stipend to attend the Institute, as well as, room and board during the Institute. BEETLES will also pay an honorarium to any Emerging Leaders who are not currently salaried at the time of the Institute.

Apply now for the August and December 2018 BEETLES Leadership Institutes!

Still have questions? Contact the BEETLES team: or (510) 642-7504


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