Celebrate Black History Month 2022
February is Black History Month!
This month is a time to appreciate the past (and current) contributions of the Black community, to not only our organization and those in the limnology/aquatic sciences, but to society. There are many reasons to celebrate the contributions made by Black entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists, and others during Black History Month, but since we are NALMS, we are focusing on those individuals who have contributed in the fields of limnology and aquatic science by highlighting their achievements. We will be using Black History Month as an opportunity to learn and reflect, as well as to celebrate and uplift Black voices. We aim to highlight the contributions of Black scientists, limnologists, freshwater ecologists, oceanographers, students, environmentalists, and more! (Yes, we work for lakes, but we love ALL water, too!) Check us out on Twitter as we highlight awesome Black limnologists and lake professionals you’ll want to follow.
We continue to focus on integrating Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) into everything we do and working to make all NALMS’ spaces and events more inclusive, safe, and welcoming. We know this takes actionable efforts and hard work, and we are committed to doing just that. We will have an intern working on several JEDI-focused projects this summer and will be updating the community on our efforts with regular social media and website messaging, while providing a quarterly update in LakeLine Magazine. We invite you to visit us often here at NALMS.org to share in our celebration of Black History Month, and look for upcoming events throughout the year as we work towards our commitment to JEDI.
Celebrating Black Scientists Throughout History:
- Learn More About These 32 Scientists for Black History Month
- Celebrating Pioneering Black Women in Science
Association for Women in Science
- Making History: African American Pioneers of Science
National Geographic Kids
- Black Innovators in STEM Who Changed the World
Orlando Science Center
- Black chemists you should know about
Chemical & Engineering News
Black History Month Resources:
- Black History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators and Families
Center for Racial Justice in Education
- Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love
- Special Series: Black History Month 2022
National Public Radio / Wisconsin Public Radio
- Black History Month