Conservation Cafe

Expand your horizons with the monthly Conservation Café series. We will discuss science, nature, policy, journalism, art, spirituality, justice, and so much more as we explore all the ways that people work towards conservation and environmental protection. Meet and learn from inspiring speakers and ask them questions live.

Click the link for each event below to see more information and register. Cafés are held Jan – June and Sep – Nov. Programs either run in person at Woodend Sanctuary or via Zoom, 7-8:30 pm. Check events for details.

August 27, 2024 | 7pm | FREE
Location TBD: Alexandria, VA 22306

How Racial Covenants Shaped Today’s Landscape
Speaker: Krystyn Moon (professor of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington)

In Northern Virginia, racial covenants were used instead of redlining to create segregated neighborhoods. Learn about the research being done to uncover this history and how we can work together to advocate for improving outcomes in our communities today.
RSVP link coming soon

October 9, 2024 | 5pm at Woodend | FREE
Yoga, Birds, and Bocaditos 

Speaker: María Elena Montero

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and join us on October 9th from 5 to 6:30pm for an evening with one of our 2024 Naturally Latinos speakers María Elena Montero at Woodend Nature Sanctuary. María Elena will lead us with a bird walk with yoga wrap up eating bocaditos (snacks). RSVP using this button below (limit to 70 people). 



Registration fees, or donations for free Cafes, go to support our Nature Forward Conservation Program! If recorded, registrants will receive a link to the recording within a few days of the talk; it will later be made available to the public through the “Watch past Cafes” link on this page.