February is Black History Month

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!)

This past summer we shared our commitment to 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. So 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: