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NMAAHC Kids Learning Together: Meet a Diver!
Designed for children ages 6 and up

This Black History Month, join NMAAHC Kids in learning about our amazing planet from Black nature lovers and explorers! During this Zoom webinar program, meet diver Dr. Nevada Winrow, founder of Black Girls Dive, BGD dive safety officer Dwayne Johnson and BGD chair of underwater ROV and AUV operations, Gwyneth Packard. The divers will teach children about exploring and caring for our oceans through diving. Plus, they’ll answer audience questions live! Then, a museum educator will guide children in creating an underwater-inspired watercolor painting.

Program will be recorded and added to the NMAAHC YouTube channel following the program. Register to receive an email when the video is available! 

About the Special Guests: Dr. Nevada Winrow is the founder of Black Girls Dive (BGD). She is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist who is also a PADI Master Scuba Diver and an associate member of the Women's Diving Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Dr. Winrow currently serves as the National Chairwoman of Youth Programs for the National Association of Black Scuba Divers.

Dwayne Johnson is on the BGD Advisory Board. Dwayne is founder and president of Charm City Scuba Club of Baltimore, a chapter of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. Dwayne is a PADI - certified SCUBA Instructor and serves as the Dive Safety Officer for Black Girls Dive Foundation.

Gwyneth Packard is on the BGD Advisory Board. Gwyneth is a Senior Engineer in the Oceanographic Systems Laboratory (OSL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) where she writes control code for a specific type of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources one week before the program.

Program Recording: Watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC YouTube channel. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources will be available here in January 2024.

Image Credit: David Johnson

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