Three people of diverse ages and backgrounds enjoy time outside together in a tree-lined city park.

Wekesa Earth Center at the University of Maryland

The Wekesa Earth Center represents a collaborative effort of scholarship and recognition across multiple disciplines to promote equity, reconciliation, and healing in nature and build a world where every human being is granted their right to enjoy and experience the privileges of ancestral lands. Wekesa (meaning: harvestborn) will generate nature-based research, honor transgressed communities of nature disenfranchisement, and use programs to advocate the restorative benefits of nature.