Environment for the Americas is examining the barriers to participation in natural science programs by Latino/Hispanic audiences in a 3-year project funded by the National Science Foundation. In 2009, using International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) as the focus of the study, we conducted community surveys at 6 sites across the U.S., monitoring attendance at IMBD events and developing tools to help educators improve their outreach. In 2010, we are working with event organizers to implement the recommendations of survey respondents to improve outreach to Latino/Hispanich communities. Thanks for your interest in our work!
Environment for the Americas
|Daniel Mendez of Mexico City|
Leavenworth Bird Fest Reaches Out to Latino Communities
Daniel Mendez is the 2010 Park Flight Migratory Bird Program intern at North Cascades National Park in Washington. Immediately after arriving from Mexico on April 11, he began his work collaborating with organizers of the Leavenworth Bird Fest. His goal is to adapt program activities and promotional materials to better reach Latino/Hispanic communities. Daniel has also already been on local radio and taken part in a bird survey.
Special thanks to the Icicle Creek Music Center, which worked with Environment for the Americas to provide lodging for Daniel during his first month. Daniel is comfortably housed in a beautiful cabin in Leavenworth, Washington. For more information about this beautiful Center, visit:
|Natasha Kerr Joins EFTA Staff|
Brings expertise to Organization Projects
This project has required intensive work at six study sites across the United States. Natasha Kerr has joined our staff to assist with all aspects of the project, including conducting final community surveys, gathering event participation surveys at study and control sites, and supporting overall project organization.
Natasha comes to us with considerable experience working with Latino communities in Colorado and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Welcome Natasha!
Calendar of Events|
April 11 ~ Park Flight Migratory Bird Program intern Daniel Mendez arrives to work with North Cascades National Park and the Leavenworth Bird Festival.
April 17 ~ Big Cypress National Preserve hosts an IMBD event in Florida.
April 24 ~ Fire Island National Seashore hosts a Jr. Ranger Day.
April 27 ~ Advisory Council holds quarterly conference call.
About Environment for the Americas
Environment for the Americas, home of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD),
is a non-profit organization working to increase awareness of birds and
their conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. We provide the
framework and education materials for bird festivals and events, host a
directory of bird education resources, offer bird workshops for
educators, and motivate people of all ages to get outdoors to learn
about birds. Find out more at www.birdday.org
Environment for the Americas
Home of International Migratory Bird Day
2129 13th Street, Suite I
Boulder, Colorado 80302