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With roots in the past, a presence in the present and vision for the future, Latino Outdoors is a network of leaders committed to engaging Latinos/as in the outdoors, connecting familias and youth with nature, and empowering our community of storytellers to explore and share their personal experiences. Our growing online platform allows participants to creatively document their cultural connections to conservation, the environment, and the Great American Outdoors with the world.
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This article was originally published by the Fish & Wildlife Service. Find it here. Juan “Tony” Elizondo, a teacher in Houston, and Corrin Omowunmi, a program manager in Philadelphia, share a passion for environmental awareness, land conservation and connecting young people with nature. In Houston, Elizondo is working with students in the Woodsy Owl Conservation Corps Green Ambassador program and the Green Amigos Latino Legacy at Furr High School. The school is piloting a program that focuses on habitat that … read more
By Adam DeRose | Cronkite News Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 This article was originally published in Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Anakarina Rodriguez traveled from southern Arizona to Washington with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument. “I remember being a little girl and traveling to the Grand Canyon for the first time ever,” Rodriguez said. “I remember seeing vividly this amazing wonder of the world, which I had just … read more
By Kylie Mohr This article originally appeared in Jackson Hole News & Guide A soft evening breeze rustled through the grasses, and the smoky sky bathed the Murie Ranch in an orange glow. Live music mixed with the sounds of chatter and the clinking of glasses as guests gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate the past, and the future, of the conservation movement. Behind the tent with twinkling lights and a podium stood Mardy and Olaus Murie’s original log cabin. From … read more