Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) invites educators and non-profit workers in the Florida Keys to participate in a free, online Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) training.

Facilitated by Dr. Janelle Abela of Diverse Solutions, the 'Best IDEA' Learning Group will meet virtually for 1.5 hours each month from October 2022 – March 2023. The goal of these sessions is to increase capacity building and outreach to better serve the Florida Keys community’s economically, racially, and culturally diverse residents. Participants will be equipped with tools and activities to become better managers, leaders, teachers, and allies.

Participation is open to individuals affiliated with a nonprofit organization or education institution serving the Florida Keys community. This includes staff, volunteers, and board members. There is no limit to how many individuals can apply from the same organization or institution. Spaces are limited, and registration is open until September 25. Visit for more details and to register.

The course is valued at $1,695, but is offered at no cost to participants, thanks to the Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.

About REEF
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community. For more information, visit