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Beyond the direct work we do, we want to connect with others and amplify the work.

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We host a variety of outings and events--led by our leaders and in partnership with other organizations.

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Our work happens because of our committed leaders!

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Our Story. Our mission.


Latino Outdoors is a growing community as a network and volunteer-run organization. Latino Outdoors exists to “connect cultura with the outdoors”.

The focus is on promoting a network of like-minded professionals, supporting outdoor leadership capacity-building opportunities for youth and young adults, and serving as a storytelling platform for defining the ambicultural identity connecting Latino communities and the outdoors.

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Yosemite For Families


Mentorship Convenings

We're launching new initiatives and need your help!

We're looking to take families to Yosemite and connect youth to mentorship opportunities with Latino leadership in the field. In addition to our other programming, we need your support to do this! Please contribute to this work.

See what we are working on

We started off strong with our volunteer leaders and community support. Now we need your help in having the resources to implement the programming that will develop our leaders and community in this field. Please Donate!

Upcoming Events

  1. Modesto Nature Health Walk
    April 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Latest Stories & News

Authors: Maria F. “Masi” Mejia and Cynthia Espinosa Marrero  As Latinos continue to grow demographically, we are reaching new heights not only outdoors but also indoors. In her Study, Taylor (2004), stated that “ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented in the environmental workforce” (p. 4).  This quote can serve as a statement that representation of minorities is needed in the environmental workforce. By acquiring an environmental-related degree, Latinos are becoming part of the environmental movement, workforce and applying their cultural knowledge … read more

Ocean Day California The alarm buzzed at 5:00 am last Tuesday, and while I wasn’t thrilled about the early start, I was very happy about the short 70 miles commute from San Francisco to join #CAOceansDay in Sacramento. Dozens of ocean lovers joined from around California, coming in from as far as San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County and Arcata to participate in the yearly tradition that is Ocean Day in the State’s Capitol. After weeks of planning (Environment California … read more

Today I got up early to stand in a field and watch the sunrise. Barefoot, amongst the sparse grass and hard packed dirt, I watched the sky fade from deep blue to the soft pastels of a rising sun. Rose colored clouds drifted in and were gone before the first glints of gold peaked over the eastern ridge. The first rays of true light were filtering through the canyons long before the big ball of fire made its morning appearance. … read more