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August 3 - Luncheon

  • 03 Aug 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Maggiano's Post Oak (2019 Post Oak Blvd)


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Kiwanis Club of Houston
August 3rd Luncheon

This luncheon will be at Maggiano's!!

Speaker: Jaime Gonzalez

Jaime González, M.Ed.
Community and Equitable Conservation Director
The Nature Conservancy in Texas

Jaime González is an interdisciplinary conservationist, environmental educator, and network weaver who works to better ensure that the practice and benefits of conservation are more equitable and inclusive in Texas communities, including Greater Houston. This includes providing better access to conserved lands, engaging the public in community science and conservation opportunities, supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) initiatives within the TNC-Texas Chapter, and contributing to policy development. Mr. González also is a member of TNC-Texas’s Climate Team, working with local communities, governments, corporations, health professionals, and other nonprofit partners, to co-create healthier, climate ready, and wildlife-rich places using nature-based solutions. Lastly, Jaime also serves as the vice chair of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), which sets national standards for environmental education excellence.

Mr. González earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction-Science Education and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston. He has also earned certificates in civic ecology/environmental education, environmental communications, and climate change and health from Cornell, Duke, and Yale Universities respectively. He is currently completing a One Health professional certificate from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Jaime has won numerous awards for his work, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Houston's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Prairie Champion Award from the Coastal Prairie Conservancy, and the Elizabeth Hull Abernathy Award from the Garden Club of America for outstanding contributions to environmental education of youth.

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