|Activities Reach Latino Audiences|
EFTA and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado have teamed up to improve Latino and Hispanic participation in Park activities. Staff have long noticed that though the Park is located near Alamosa, a town that is 46.8% Latino or Hispanic, this audience has not been participating in their science education programs. |
Since May, we have been working to provide information about programs via newspaper, radio, and in person through presentations and face-to-face meetings in Alamosa. While response was small at first, over 40 Latino and Hispanic residents took part in a full day of programs at the Park in August. Spanish translation was provided. Efforts will continue and will culminate on September 25th as the Park celebrates the Latino and Hispanic influence on the region.
This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation
through the generous support of Unilever. Many thanks to Jessica Previch and Deanna Philbin for their help and hard work.
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