During the weeks leading up to our virtual event, on October 8, we'll be profiling the eleven amazing women from Southwest PA we're celebrating this year. Today, we meet our Woman of Environmental Education Camila Rivera-Tinsley – Director of Education at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
Meet Camila Rivera-Tinsley Woman of Environmental Education
Camila Rivera-Tinsley is the director of education for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. She leads the conservancy’s growing slate of all-ages, environmental education programming and helms the Frick Environmental Center, the first publicly owned Living Building in the United States.
Before serving in her current role, she attended The Pennsylvania State University and subsequently secured a position at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, where she worked for 14 years, stewarding programming and mentoring hundreds of students and early career professionals.
It was at the Schuylkill Center that she began to realize that urban environmental education, and ensuring the diversity of the field, was her true life’s passion. She helped to start a small environmental non-profit focused on people of color and continues to use her voice to highlight the concerns of underserved populations.
With an extensive background in environmental education, horticulture, permaculture, and urban agriculture, Camila serves on the Environmental Education Advisory Council for the state of PA.
Camila’s 17-year history of serving her community through her profession, volunteer work, and as an adviser to environmental organizations of color have formed and cemented her passion for providing opportunities to connect all peoples to green spaces in their community.
Her true motivation lies in creating a more verdant and inclusive future for her 14 year-old daughter.
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Special thanks to our sponsors for their continued support during these difficult times. If you would like information about sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact Susanne Whitehead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN IN CONSERVATION AWARDS VIRTUAL EVENT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020, 5:30-7pm
$40 Login Ticket for Zoom Access: Includes a "PennFuture Swag Bag" with: a PennFuture Mask, Hand Sanitizer, Stylus Pen & Pad made from recycled materials, and a Honey Bee Mix Seed Packet mailed to you. Ticket also includes a $25 donation to PennFuture, which makes you a member of PennFuture!
$65 Login Ticket + Honor Your Favorite Nominee!! Pick one of the 11 Women to make a special donation in their name. You'll be recognized for this special gift during the event! Includes Login Ticket, PennFuture Swag Bag, and a $50 donation to honor the woman of your choice! This also makes you a member of PennFuture!
Bonus: the first 50 tickets sold get a PennFuture "watchdog doggie bandana"!
NOTE: With either ticket you get one Zoom Login which can not be shared. However, you are welcome to have a socially distant gathering with your family and friends to watch the event from your home. Sorry that we can't supply the food or beverages we normally would for an event like this, but you are welcome to bring your own! It is a "Celebration" after all!
Can't make it on the 8th? No problem! A recording of the event will be made available to all ticket holders. You can also purchase a tickets as a "gift" for a friend - just let us know who you want to invite!
Special Opportunity for Small Businesses & Organizations: Be an Award Sponsor! ElevenEight Award Sponsorships are still available: one for each woman - for only $150 each. In addition to a Login Ticket and the PennFuture Swag Bag, we'll include your logo in all future promotional materials as well as provide special recognition during the event.
If you would like information about being an Award Sponsor, please contact Susanne Whitehead at email@example.com.
Each year, PennFuture honors the accomplishments of exceptional women conservationists in Pennsylvania. The 2020 Celebrating Women in Conservation Awards are designed to encourage continuing excellence in conservation and to forge a stronger network of exceptional women working to protect Pennsylvania’s environment. The event also raises important funds to support PennFuture as a watchdog for clean air, water, and energy.
Since its inception in 2015, this event has traveled around the state to different communities to ensure recognition of local leaders, volunteers, and career professionals. And for 2020 we are celebrating women in Southwest Pennsylvania.