A Natural Connection: Green Spaces, Migratory Birds, and our Latinx Community
How do you invite Latinx visitors to your programs? Do these Spanish-speaking community members feel welcome in your space? We explore community partnerships and recommended approaches to maximize success. Speakers will share successes and challenges of outreach methods, regular programming, and annual events designed for Latinx visitors, including the community events of Pájaros Sin Fronteras and Bird Ambassadors. Participants will leave with key tools and ideas to enhance program design, outreach, and partnerships. It is the hope that these will help to implement authentic community engagement and activities that meet the needs and interests of local Hispanic communities.
A. Young, Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins, Colorado; S. Creamer, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Baltimore, Maryland; A. Pinto-Medina, Mis Raices, Baltimore, Maryland