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Diversity Outdoors - Mya-Rose Craig talks to Zakiya Mckenzie

Teenager Mya-Rose Craig, aka Birdgirl talks to Zakiya Mckenzie about her love of green spaces and how to increase diversity outdoors.

18 year old Mya-Rose Craig, aka Birdgirl is a very keen birdwatcher having seen over half the world’s’ birds in her global travels. What she doesn’t see as a British Bangladeshi are many like herself in the forests, fens, mountains and other rural landscapes in the UK. In recent years she has run Nature Camps to actively encourage Black and Visible Minority ethnic people outdoors. In this, the second of two programmes, she shares her experiences and challenges with Zakiya Mckenzie: postgraduate student, writer in residence with the Forestry Commission in 2019 and Ambassador for Black and Green- a group which works to connect Bristol’s African and Caribbean communities with the city’s environmental sector. Producer Sarah Blunt

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  • Tue 29 Sep 2020 09:30
  • Sat 3 Oct 2020 14:45

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