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Find out more about women who pioneered conservation in America. Not only did they shape today's environmental movement, but they serve as important role models for today's youth—especially those following in their footsteps as part of The Nature Conservancy's Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.

To learn more about the young women of LEAF who are pursuing careers in science, watch this video. You can also read a blog post about how Georgia's LEAF Program Coordinator Blaine Sergew and the students she works with are finding their own connections to nature and growing into conservation leaders.

  1. Which best describes Wangari Maathai?

    Kenyan Environmentalist and Political Activist

    Kenyan Environmentalist and Political Activist | Incorrect

    Founder of the Green Belt Movement

    Founder of the Green Belt Movement | Incorrect

    First African American Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

    First African American Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize | Incorrect

    All of the Above

    All of the Above | Correct

  2. In what year did Jane Goodall begin her 45 year study of wild chimpanzees?

    1960

    1960 | Correct

    1965

    1965 | Incorrect

    1970

    1970 | Incorrect

    1972

    1972 | Incorrect

  3. True or False: Starting in the 1980s, policy makers and governments became more mindful of the connection between the environment and gender issues.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  4. Who served as the first female chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?

    Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama | Incorrect

    Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan | Incorrect

    Peggy Shepard

    Peggy Shepard | Correct

    | Incorrect

  5. True or False: Nellie Tayloe Ross was the first woman governor.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  6. True or False: The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits any U. S. citizen to be denied the right to vote based on race.

    True

    True | Incorrect

    False

    False | Correct

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  7. True or False: Sally Jewel was recently nominated by President Obama to lead the Department of Interior.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  8. Which best describes Dr. Dorothy I. Height?

    Civil Rights and Women's Rights Icon

    Civil Rights and Women's Rights Icon | Incorrect

    Counselor to World Leaders

    Counselor to World Leaders | Incorrect

    Someone who believed that environmental equality and justice are natural extensions of the civil rights movement.

    Someone who believed that environmental equality and justice are natural extensions of the civil rights movement. | Incorrect

    All of the Above

    All of the Above | Correct

  9. True or False: In natural disasters, women suffer death, disease and hunger at higher rates than men.

    True

    True | Correct

    False

    False | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

  10. True or False: Climate change affects both genders equally.

    True

    True | Incorrect

    False

    False | Correct

    | Incorrect

    | Incorrect

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