National parks across the country will be celebrating Latino Conservation Week 2016 from July 16 to July 24, inviting all people – especially the Latino community – to create and nourish personal connections to your public lands. These events are designed to encourage new opportunities for Latinos to explore the countless ways you can enjoy your national parks, and ultimately be inspired to become the next generation of environmental stewards.
This is the third year the Hispanic Access Foundation has sponsored this unique nationwide event, engaging partners in the conservation world, as well as Latino community leaders and organizations to help break down barriers to the community’s access to public lands.
Take a look through the 21 events highlighted below that you can enjoy during Latino Conservation Week in a national park. For a full listing of the Latino Conservation Week activities (including those beyond national parks), check out the events page here.
Need more inspiration on how you can find your park and discover your own connection to these incredible places? We’ve got 99 more ways you can experience a park near you. You can also join the conversation online and share your favorite park memories by using #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque, #LatinoConservationWeek, and #LCW2016.
We hope to see you out on the trails!
- Saguaro National Park: Stewardship at Saguaro National Park
- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: Guided Hike at Rocky Oaks Pond Trail
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park: Hike with a Ranger/Collecting Scientific Data on Sequoias
- Redwood National and State Parks: Redwood Park Bioblitz
- Great Sand Dunes National Park: Hiking Great Sand Dunes
District of Columbia
- National Mall and Memorial Parks: National Mall Evening Bike Tour
- Rock Creek Park: Picnic, Hike, and Activities
- Biscayne National Park: Community Day on July 16, Community Day on July 23, Diving with a Purpose, Boating Education Class
- Everglades National Park: Share Your Story/Comparte Tu Historia!
- Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve: Dare To Explore
- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park: Hike & Picnic
- Lowell National Historical Park: Latino Recipe Exchange
- Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation: Latino History
- Boston National Historical Park: Walking Tour of the Charlestown Navy Yard
Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Invasive Tamarisk Removal
- Pecos National Historical Park: Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
- Gateway National Recreation Area -- Floyd Bennett Field: Camping Under the Brooklyn Sky
- Independence National Historical Park: Pop-Up Art Show
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Mission San Jose Artifact Interpretation
San Juan Island National Historical Park: Sunset Hike to Young Hill