Green Festival Speakers

Gregory Tarver Jr.

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www.urbanreleaf.org

Gregory Tarver, Jr. is an arborist, urban forester, educator, and doctoral candidate in the Nature & Society Geography Program at University of California, Davis. He received a B.S. degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of Montana in 1998, and a M.S. in Urban Forestry from Southern University and A & M College in Louisiana in 2005. Most of his research and work focuses on involving youth and young adults in nature based activities and natural science education. He does this by engaging at-risk populations in urban forestry and arboricultural project-based activities utilizing an urban environmental educational approach. Through his activities he aims to build community based capacity for civic-oriented environmental stewardship in underserved communities.