Ena Eka Asase Yaa
Greetings Family. My love for science & environmental stewardship blossomed 13 years ago during my college years. After graduating college with a BA in Environmental Studies, I began a teaching career as an Outdoor Education Instructor. I conducted environmental research as a Botanist intern for the US Forest Service in MiWok, California and a Whale Researcher Intern in Maui, Hawaii. I have taught Science for DISD, charter and private schools. As an advocate for Texas native plants, I have obtained a Native Landscape Design Certificate from the Native Plant Society of Texas.
I am the founder of the McCarty & Maathai Community Garden. The MMCG offers growing space for residents, free garden-based STEM lessons, workshops and houses a Little Free Library. I am a Leadership Member of Empowering Oak Cliff. Some of my speaking engagements include Pathway to Sustainability Conference at Cedar Valley College, Food Desert Forum, SCNCC South by Southwest Ecosocialist Conference, and the 2016 TCEQ SIP Press Conference.
Currently, I homeschool my daughter, and teach courses for Nukesma Nefer Homeschool Coop. I seek to provide African-centered learning endeavors that enable children to remember who they are, and to create who they will be.
In 2014, I started my business, Sankofa Science Solutions, which provides opportunities of laboratory and in the field learning that activates within each child the ability to be innovative and creative in the fields of STEM, utilizing Afrikan Science that is relevant to the 21st Century Learner. I have published “Soil Benders: An Afrikan-centered Agricultural Lab & Activity Book”. I continue to write to further
develop my curriculum and enrichment programs. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Agricultural Science.
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