Diversity & Inclusion at Mass Audubon

Kids at Boston Nature Center

Nature is for everyone. And everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and protect it.

Advancing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA) is both a moral imperative and a necessity for the success of our mission. Mass Audubon is committed to promoting inclusive and equitable access to nature by protecting and restoring greenspaces in urban environments, expanding and deepening our environmental and career programs, and advancing the values of DEIJA throughout our organization in our training, recruitment, and board development activities.

In the ongoing and ever-evolving work of becoming a more inclusive, equitable, and just institution, we are listening carefully to our members, centering marginalized voices in our work, and taking meaningful actions such as those listed below.


Examples of the Work We're Doing

Working Toward Racial Equity

Working Toward Racial Equity

Mass Audubon was selected to take part in a national, two-year, intensive Working Toward Racial Equity workshop series, designed to help environmental and outdoor science organizations foster equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant work environments and organizations. Read the press release >

Prioritizing DEIJA at Mass Audubon

Prioritizing DEIJA at Mass Audubon

To elevate its DEIJA goals, Mass Audubon created a new division focused on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, led by Vice President for DEIJ, Nia Keith. Learn more about Nia and her vision for a more just and equitable organization in her own words. Read About Nia > 

Early Career Programs

Early Career Programs

A group photo of the 2022-2023 Environmental Fellows. From Left to Right: Anna Cass, Jovan Bryan, Amara Chittenden, Isabela Chachapoyas, Isabella Guerero
The 2022-2023 Environmental Fellows, from left to right: Anna Cass, Jovan Bryan, Amara Chittenden, Isabela Chachapoyas,and Isabella Guerero

In an effort to address the historic inequities within the environmental and conservation fields, Mass Audubon launched the Environmental Fellowship Program for Early Careers. Learn more >

Accessibility for All Abilities

Accessibility for All Abilities

Mass Audubon is working hard to ensure that people of all abilities can meaningfully enjoy the nature of Massachusetts with ADA-compliant-or-better Nature Centers, universally accessible All Persons Trails, sensory-friendly programming, and more. Accessibility at Mass Audubon >

Nature In the City

Nature In the City

This newly created program will increase access to nature for residents living in communities that have been historically denied the climate resilience, biodiversity, and human health benefits of greenspaces such as parks, tree canopy, trails, and green infrastructure. Learn More >

Expanding Access to Sanctuaries

Expanding Access to Sanctuaries

Mass Audubon is making it easier for even more people throughout Massachusetts to get outdoors and enjoy nature with free admission to our wildlife sanctuaries. Learn More >

Indigenous Visibility

Indigenous Visibility

In October 2021, Mass Audubon published its first land acknowledgment statement and committed to taking action and building meaningful relationships with the Indigenous/First Nations of Massachusetts. Learn More >

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