17-year-old young British Bangladeshi Dr Mya-Rose Craig AKA Birdgirl from the Chew Valley near Bristol is a prominent birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, race activist, writer, speaker and broadcaster, writing the Birdgirl Blog since January 2014 when she was 11 years old, which is extremely popular with both adults and children and now has over 4 million views. She has travelled all her life, visiting all seven continents when she was 13 years old, giving her a global perspective on conservation and the needs of indigenous peoples. She writes posts about birding, nature, stopping climate breakdown, conservation and stopping species loss, other environmental issues and racism from around the world.
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Braunton Countryside Centre - Achieving Equal Access In Nature with Dr Mya-Rose Craig
Wednesday 24 March 2021, 07:30pm - 09:00pm
Join Dr Mya-Rose Craig aka 'Birdgirl' as she discusses her passion for wildlife and her work as Founder and President of Black2Nature
Proper Job - Talk and Q&A with Dr Mya-Rose Craig (AKA Birdgirl)
Thursday 25 March 2021, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
A Zoom talk and Q&A with the inspiring birder and campaigner Dr Mya-Rose Craig ( AKA Birdgirl).
Devon Wildlife Trust - Wembury Environment Group Winter Talks Series: Birdgirl - Mya-Rose Craig
Wednesday 31 March 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
She will talk about her incredible birding travels and stories (including highlights such as visiting Antarctica and becoming the youngest to see half the birds of the world!), environmental issues, the most northerly 'Climate Youth Strike' in the Arctic with Greenpeace, her camps, and conferences...
Black2Nature Black2Nature is committed to Enabling Visible Minority People (VME) and those from disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds to get outside into green spaces where ever they find them and so engage with nature, by:
Working with nature conservation & environmental organisations, Nature TV & media & nature education sector to adopt diversity as a core value, ensuring their staff, volunteers, trustees and membership become diverse; ensuring training on equality, diversity and inclusion and VME communities; carrying out monitoring throughout their organisations and committing to making change;
Enabling those from VME and areas of deprivation to access nature and the outdoors as it is essential for physical activity and health, mental well-being, enjoyment of our beautiful planet and to ensure our cities become sustainable;
Ensuring that the children and volunteers who attend our camps learn about nature conservation and environmental issues through our discussions;
Discussing how our camp being vegetarian benefits the planet, why litter is bad for the environment and wildlife and why we are aiming to make our camps zero waste.
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Wikipedia Mya-Rose Craig (born 2002), also known as Birdgirl, is a British Bangladeshi ornithologist and campaigner for equal rights. In February 2020, she received an honorary doctorate in science (D.Sc.h.c) from the University of Bristol, and is said to be the youngest British person to receive such an award.
Craig attends Chew Valley School. She created the non-profit organisation Black2Nature to run nature camps for black and minority ethnic children. Her honorary degree was awarded for that initiative, and in recognition of her advocacy for visible minority ethnic (VME) children and teenagers. She was nominated by Richard Pancost from University of Bristol.
She defines "VME" as distinct from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), as the latter includes white minority ethnic groups. She calls on white-led organisations in the nature conservation and media and environmental sectors to do more to engage with young VME people, and speaks of the racism inherent in nature conservation.
Craig was a "Bristol 2015 Ambassador" during the city's year as European Green Capital.
She is a bird ringer and won the National Biodiversity Network's 2018 Gilbert White Youth Award for recording terrestrial and freshwater wildlife. She contributed to Chris Packham's A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, at Packham's invitation. She spoke to a crowd of 10,000 at the Packham-organised People's Walk for Wildlife.
At the age of twelve, she had a column, "Birding Tales", in the Chew Valley Gazette. Her writing was also published in New Internationalist when she was thirteen.
She has made a number of national television appearances and interviews, including the BBC's The One Show and ITV's News at Ten. In 2010, she was featured in a BBC Four documentary (filmed in 2009, when she was seven years old), Twitchers: A Very British Obsession, alongside Lee Evans.
In 2020, she and her mother Helena were first-round judges for Countryfile's annual photographic competition. She featured in a pre-recorded segment for Winterwatch 2020, viewing Eurasian penduline tits at Steart Marshes.