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How do you engage, love, and say you represent the community when you're not in the community? . . . . #OAKLAND #NPS #actionsspeaklouderthanwords #nationalparkservice #communityservice #LCW2018 #latinoconservationweek #30s #EastOakland #Hood
#throwbackthursday to our first time kicking off LA #LatinoConservationWeek ! Thanks for coming out and celebrating with us! Special thanks to @u.s.forestservice , @smokeybear , @cofem , and @hispanicaccess !!
A million Thank You's to all the volunteers who lent a hand to clean up Peralta Hacienda Historical Park and Creek for Latino Conservation Week. 🌎 Thanks to your hard work we collected over a dozen big bags of invasive vines and weeds, picked up lots of litter, and filled planter boxes with new soil. 🌍 Park Cleanups happen every third Saturday of the month. Hope to you see you August 18! 🌏 @anzatrailnps @oaklandcitychurch #thankyou #findyourpark #recycle #conservation #parklife #LCW2018 #latinoconservationweek
Floating down the Rio Bravo this weekend w/ @nmwildlifefed @friendsomdp @latinooutdoors
Thank you for everyone who came out and volunteered at the Latino Conservation Week Peralta Creek clean-up. With your assistance, we removed invasive plants from the creek, picked up garbage, and filled raised planter boxes with new clean dirt. The Anza Trail appreciates all your hard work and dedication and we look forward to seeing you on the trail soon! #Trails50 #FindYourTrail #FindYourWay #hispanicheritage #LCW2018 #latinoconservationweek Image: Volunteers stand in front of garbage bags and green waste at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park.
The mountains are cool, but they’re cooler 💛 #ELKfamily #latinoconservationweek #trailridgeroad #findyourpark
Take care of nature! Enjoy nature 🌳🏇🏼🐠🚣🏼🍃 📷: @allisondtovar #LatinoConservationWeek
Such a great day representing Park Rx America! Unplugged- away from civilization...enjoyed every single moment. Making my healing even more worthwhile. #RioPalooza2018 #latinoconservationweek #snorkeling #HandsometheHorse #naturewatch #Unplug #rafting #calmness #forestbathing 🌲🌲🌲 #getoutside #conserveourplanet
Our morning bike ride to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. In honor of #latinoconservationweek  we decided to do a 12 mile bike ride to Mission San Jose and Mission San Juan. Thanks again to the always awesome volunteers and Jorge our park interpreter ♡. Until our next adventure afuera 🤠. In San Antonio #estamosaqui @fitfunand
16 minutes ago Details From running a 5k to paddling down the Pomac River; our Washington D.C. chapter led by @betomayoneza had some fun during Latino Conservation Week. #LCW2018 #LatinoConservationWeek  #washingtondc #latinooutdoors #vamosoutdoors
Vengan a Guardian Park en Fort Hancock para el último día de Latino Conservation Week. Exploren y conozcan los animales de Sandy Hook y descubran los ecosistemas differentes que tememos aquí. Aprendan sobre los peligros de basura y cómo reducir su impacto por reciclar. El divertido empieza a la 1:00 por la tarde y termina a las 4:00. ... Come on down to Guardian Park in Fort Hancock for the last day of Latino Conservation Week. Explore and meet the animals of Sandy Hook and learn about the different ecosystems we have here. Learn about the impact and dangers of trash and how to reduce your footprints by recycling. The fun starts at 1:00 pm and goes until 4:00 pm. . . . . #FindYourPark #EncuentraTuParque #goparks #optoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #usinterior #nps #forthancock #sandyhooknj #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #just_newjersey #lcw #latinosforparks #conservation #latinoconservationweek #latinx
Have you ever picked a Sombrero-load of Berries before? Hats off to Summer time in Portland, Oregon. 👒 Esta bien chulo el verano aqui guey. It's literally the most pleasant summer days I've experienced in the entire west coast. 🌞 Las moras son bien dulces! Pero más importante, son grátis cuando andamos afuera 🌿 (Berries are very sweet! But more importantly they're free!) #vivalavan #vanlife #vandweller #queer #pdx #portland #lgbtq #qtpoc #latinx #latinoconservationweek #outdoors #berries #berrypicking #summer #portlandoregon #summertime #latinooutdoors
Local park, bilingual programming, and a bonfire for #latinoconservationweek ... my favorite part was seeing kids wearing our bandanas as capes ... one said I now have the power to save nature 💚!!! Thank you @communitynatureconnection and Ranger Olivares 💗🙏🏽🎉. #findyourpark #yourvoicematters
Happy Saturday! Loved collaborating with @communitynatureconnection and Ranger Olivares from the Santa Monica Mountains NRA. Celebrating #latinoconservationweek
While everyone is posting pictures of themselves at the beach with bathing suits... I’m over here in glacier country. ❄️
Es #LatinoConservationWeek . Sigamos el ejemplo de @priscabralperez y pongamos nuestro granito de arena para conservar nuestra madre tierra limpia. Gracias Prisca! #Repost @priscabralperez ・・・ Aportando mi granito de arena en la playa. Si ves basura, recógela 😊❤️🌎🌴🐠 . . . . . . . . . #madretierra #playita #nodejesbasura #motherearth #miamibeach #pickupyourtrash #sachamama
You can’t be sad while riding a bicycle. 🚴🏽‍♀️ We went on a bike ride along San Antonio’s Mission Reach at 8am this morning. It is gorgeous! And being with friends old and new makes all the difference. 💜 We are under heat advisory and it should absolutely be taken seriously. * Stay hydrated. If you know you will be outdoors tomorrow, start hydrating today. * Listen to your body. If you feel like you’re getting a headache or feeling dizzy, stop and cool down and even get help. * Find shade wherever you can. Stay out of direct sunlight when possible. * Take frequent breaks. Drink water. Have a snack. ☀️ Our ride was a part of Latino Conservation Week. I greatly appreciate the green spaces in our community. Queridos, enjoy your green spaces and parks. They are for you. 🌿 #holaqueridos #txlatinoblog #latinablogger #latinacreator #cultureblogger #getoutdoors #outdoor #exploreoutdoors #outdoors #nature #wilderness #latinooutdoors #latinoconservationweek #lcw2018 #missionreach
My favorite @missionsnps #missionsanjuancapistrano 💒. Originally founded in 1716 in eastern Texas, Mission San Juan was transferred in 1731 to its present location. In 1756, the stone church, a friary, and a granary were completed. This beautiful place never gets old ♡. . . #latinoconservationweek #lcw2018 #Latinooutdoors #Chicaafuera #forceofnature #optoutside #justgo #exploringtexas #exploring #sanantonio #Texas #instatexas #justgo
Today we feel grateful and uplifted after an evening hike in Mission Creek Preserve, Sand to Snow National Monument. Around 25 people of all ages came along for this hike organized together with our partners @Cofem as part of #LatinoConservationWeek . We hosted one of our regular #MappyHour presentations in English and Spanish and heard about wildlife linkages, of which areas like this play an important role. Special thanks to the event sponsor @patagonia !!! ❤️❤️❤️ Photos @mojavemisanthropologist and @cindyjholland . . hiking #mojavedesert #monumentsforall #publiclands
Spending our day off in the Coconino National Forest 🌳🌲 #nationalforest #lovetheoutdoors #latinoconservationweek
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars weeding and mulching pollinator gardens at Kachina Wetlands with #northernarizonaaudubon ! #ddcspnau #ddcscpnau2018 #birds #azgameandfish #restoration #pollinators #latinoconservationweek
@lasvegashrc thanks @maketheroadnv for allowing us to join them this morning at their park cleanup at Jaycee Park for the final day of #latinoconservationweek @humanrightscampaign
Woke up early to join my @maketheroadnv family to clean up a neighborhood park. Always great to be surrounded by loving and caring people that are always willing to give back. #maketheroad #vegas #golosoadventure #latinosinvegas #latinoconservationweek #recycle #reduce #reuse #vegas #reusereducerecycle
#LatinoConservationWeek is almost over but our love for #madretierra continues! This #LCW2018 was an amazing opportunity for our Latinx communities to reconnect to the environment and show the deep cultural appreciation for our planet 🌍
Conservation is the most important, Green spaces contribute a lot to our communities. On this beautiful Saturday we cleaned up one park, we could continue our efforts at home by recycling or by picking up trash from the street when you see it. Let’s make the planet we live in a better place 🌍 #LatinoConservationWeek
We are at the Jaycee Park cleaning up :) Thanks to the people that made it this morning, Thanks to one of our youngest members, Lily that had the desire to make her community look nice😍 #CleanUpDay #LatinoConservationWeek
Thank you 🙏 to all of the visitors who stopped by for #latinoconservationweek and watched the virtual film festival. #lcw2018 #lakemead #findyourpark #NPS #parksforall
Everyone say “pesca!” 🎣🐠 #latinoconservationweek #lcw2018
For our last profile of #LatinoConservationWeek , meet former intern Jennifer Damian! You can check out all the Q&As – and Jennifer's full interview – at the link in our profile. . What does the National Marine Sanctuary System mean to you? . The National Marine Sanctuary System holds a special place in my heart. Whereas most people visit or learn about national marine sanctuaries after already having a love for national parks, my experience has been the opposite. My first connection to the system was by chance: I moved to Monterey, California for a study-away program to study ocean policy. To me, the system is a connection of sites joined together beyond the site status. It is joined by a shared respect for the ocean and Great Lakes, an appreciation for how the protected area status supports healthy ecosystems, and a value that marine sanctuaries should be places that future generations of children, parents, scientists, artists, teachers, and more have the right to enjoy and learn from. . How do you help protect the ocean? . One of the most direct ways that I am helping to protect the ocean is by paving a path to a career in ocean advocacy. In summer 2017, I interned with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where I met a diversity of leaders in the ocean field who inspired me to continue my educational studies in ocean policy. I recently earned my bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, and I will earn my master’s degree focused on ocean and coastal resource management in 2019. Although I don’t know exactly what my career trajectory will be, I understand that it doesn’t have to go a certain way. I have many amazing mentors, peers, and colleagues who I am learning from who are themselves ocean and Great Lakes advocates. Although I know there will be challenges, I am very happy to have a career in environmental advocacy for people, the environment, and future generations. . #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018 #LatinosInSTEM #Latinx #Ocean #Latino #Nature #Beach #MontereyBay #Student Images: Two images of Jennifer Damian on the beach. In the first image, her eyes are closed and she is holding kelp; in the second one she stands on the sand in front of cliffs.
In honor of #LatinoConservationWeek , we invite the community to come out and enjoy nature here at #TheLivingDesert . Latinos are the leaders in #vaquita and #MexicanWolf conservation - projects that we support.
Hispanic families came together for #LatinoConservationWeek at Montgomery Woods State and Natural Reserve. Participants expressed their gratitude to the #HispanicAccessFoundation employee (me!) facilitating an interpretative tour in Spanish for them. This helped the participants understand fully what it is said in the English interpretative panels at the #forest and they also learned other interesting facts about redwood forests. A big thanks for the following groups in making this activity possible; BLM, HAF, Save the redwoods league, @Columbia1938 and #Mendocinocollege . . . . Photo by Rodrigo Otárola y Bentín. #optoutside #LCW2018 #diversifyoutdoors #HispanicAccess #HAF #REI #forgedforlife #stand4redwoods #exploreRedwoods #freeRedwoodsDays #CAStateParks #BLM #SavetheRedwoods #TestedTough
With the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance keeping our national parks clean and beautiful. #LatinoConservationWeek
In honor of #LatinoConservationWeek I will be posting pictures of all the beautiful places I’ve had the privilege to visit for the simple act of enjoying time outdoors. Also, I haven’t been able to make a trips or going on a hike so I’ve been spending more time looking back at all my pictures. 🧡 #vamosafuera #VagandoAfuera #DeVagaOutdoors
My first bat experience 🦇 y'all. Getting to watch millions of bats spiral out of the cave just about made me dizzy, lol. I had no clue that just 20 minutes from downtown was the summer home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Bracken Cave is the world's largest bat colony and one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth. #latinoconservationweek #lcw2018
Latino Conservation Week continues! Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra. Peralta Creek Restoration Service Learning Project. Join Us in Celebrating Latino Conservation Week by removing invasive species and garbage to help restore the health of Peralta Creek. (tools and food will be provided) July 21 st 2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 2465 34th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 Contact: Miguel Lopez (510) 532-9142 miguel@peraltahacienda.org We are partnering with Peralta Hacienda Historical Park on this creek clean-up. @trails50 @efta_birdday @hispanicaccess @latinooutdoors #Trails50 #LCW2018 #latinoconservationweek #latinoconservationweek2018 #hispanicheritage #Oakland #Volunteer
Hello MRNV family, yesterday in the weekly meeting we spoke about latin conservation week and decided to clean up a park from our community this Saturday. Join us come with your family, we will have breakfast #LatinoConservationWeek #CleanUp
Join Make The Road Nevada this Saturday 7am for a Park Clean Up day. We will meet at Make the Road office at 7am we will have Coffee and Doughnuts. Lets celebrate Latino Conservation week. We together go to a neighborhood park and clean it up. This idea was brought by Lily at our member meeting last night she our youngest Make the road Leader. #Latinoconservationweek #maketheroad #vegas #conservation #kidsrecycle #greenplanet #cleanair #cleanwater #cleanparks #earthdayeveryday #vegas #golosoadventure
An embarrassment of riches we have here in our Community. Today to mark Latino Conservation Week we highlight @roguerubio. Angelica is a fierce and effective champion for both the land and the people on it. An all around great ally and friend. She has been a big part of the great work being done around the border wall with the Green and Brown Coalition. We certainly encourage you all to donate to their campaign to get that amazing group to the Netroots Nation Confrence in New Orleans. Follow this link to help make that happen. https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-get-to-netroots-nation?member=332140 “Rubio, born and raised in the borderlands of New Mexico, upholds the cultural, and symbolic spirit of what it means to protect public lands. Her father, Eduardo, a Mexican immigrant, found sanctuary in the dirt in which his feet are deeply rooted in. Having cultivated the land around him, with his own bare hands--has constantly inspired Angelica to search for and discover her own profound peace in the same land that runs deep in her veins. As a community organizer, and legislator, her purpose is sprung by her deep love for southern New Mexico, its people, and a commitment to protecting the land, history, and culture for future generations--always in honor of her father, and her ancestors before her." #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018
Happy Latino Conservation Week! Today, meet international activities coordinator Gonzalo Cid. . Q: What does the National Marine Sanctuary System mean to you? . A: Paraphrasing Wallace Stegner’s quote for the U.S. national parks, for me the national marine sanctuaries are this nation’s best idea for our oceans and Great Lakes. The system is a world-class group of marine protected areas, an approach to effective ocean conservation, and a model and an inspiration for many people in this and other countries. Professionally, it allows me to say where I work and what I do with “humble pride.” . Q: How do you help protect the ocean? . A: Practicing, as much as I can, what I preach. For almost 20 years I have worked in international marine conservation activities, which has allowed me to learn from many cultures, develop partnerships, promote ocean conservation cooperation, facilitate capacity building, and share best practices. When I have the chance, I also enjoy presenting scientific evidence and arguing with people who still believe sharks are human eaters and climate change is a hoax. . Q: How does your heritage inform your experience in the outdoors? . A: Personal heritage gives everyone different values on how to respect and appreciate nature. I learned I was classified as a Hispanic or Latino only when I came to the United States – before that, I was simply a Chilean, no different than anyone else who respects and cares for the ocean. I descend from generations of Spanish and Lebanese immigrant families, and growing up I never thought it was anything special. Although I grew up in a big city, I spent most of my childhood summers in the countryside and at the beach, being in contact with animals and nature. This taught me to appreciate nature and how important is to protect it as well as to enjoy it. . Check out the rest of Gonzalo's Q&A at the link in our profile! . #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018 #LatinosInSTEM #Latinx #Chile #Ocean #Latino #Nature [Photo descriptions: Gonzalo standing on a rocky shoreline in front of the ocean; Gonzalo at Rapa Nui.]
As a part of the @choosecleanwater coalition we are excited to show support for @HECHO and @hispanicaccess during the 5th Annual Latino Conservation Week, July 14-22. HECHO has been working to elevate Latino and Hispanic communities, their voices, and their contributions for years. Learn how to join the celebration at: www.LatinoConservationWeek.com ———————————————— #LatinoConservationWeek #HECHO #hispanicaccess #outdoors #cleanwatercoalition #july #julyevents #checkitout #choosecleanwatercoalition #baltimoretreetrust
Happy Latino Conservation Week! [Translation: “Enjoying and conserving our land”] Tell is below how you are enjoying and conserving this week! 🌳🌎🌊 • • • • • #latinoconservationweek #conservationists #lovetheearth #enjoyandconserve #laparks #hispanicaccessfoundation #hispanicaccess
Great way to get out of this heat is floating/rafting down the Rio Grande! The kids from Lynn Middle School Boys & Girls Club reached their donation goal and were able to float down the river! Thank you to everyone who donated and helped these kiddos reach their donation goal! #LatinoConservationWeek #lcw2018
In honor of #latinoconservationweek , this week’s #tbt goes out to our tour earlier this year with @hispanicaccess. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this movement and to bring people to out to #GoldButte .
Find someone who sees your best side even when all you see is the worst. Thank you @KathyValenzo for keeping me looking towards the ☀️ and this amazing skirt you made 🌸. I’m not me without you. 👯‍♀️ __ #MySisterIsBetterThanYours #BrighterDays #SunKissed #tbt #NoFilter #NHMSummerNights #WhatsInAName #LatinoConservationWeek
Come to a Nature walk tomorrow evening and learn about your local birds and native plants! We will have bird-themed prizes! At Kenneth Hahn at 6:30pm #latinoconservationweek
Come by tomorrow for a Nature walk! We’ll have a raffle and bird themed prizes 🐦 #latinoconservationweek
The heat doesn't stop us from having fun! We took the teenagers from Boys & Girls Club to White Sands National Monument today! It may have been a little too warm but we all still had a blast! #LatinoConservationWeek #lcw2018
Students from Esperanza Elementary joined us for a special walk through the Nature Gardens this afternoon 🌱🐛🐦 We loved their excitement! #LatinoConservationWeek
As we continue to highlight the amazing work being done in our community, it dawned on us how fortunate we are to live where we live. We have so many great people doing really great work in our community. Today we want to highlight Pablo Lopez. What he accomplished with the Monumental Loop is nothing short of amazing, and just a really cool thing, we here at Friends dig it. Check out @monumental_loop to learn more. As a native Las Crucen, Pablo Lopez has bared witness to a beloved city that has overcome his desert back yard. For over two decades, the land that was once his playground, now defines the depths of his church, beneath the chapel of our magnificent Organ Mountains. A thriving borderland has moved Pablo to serve, not only as a promoter of the outdoor lifestyle, but as a steward of the responsible use of our greatest gift. Exploring the desert on two wheels is a fulfilling physical act for most, but for Pablo, it is a ritual and a religious experience that embodies the nature of what it truly means to honor our public lands. #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018
Happy #LatinoConservationWeek ! Today, meet education & outreach volunteer intern Olivia Bravo. Read the rest of her Q&A at the link in our profile! . Q: What does the National Marine Sanctuary System mean to you? . A: The National Marine Sanctuary System is becoming increasingly special to me because during my time here, I have seen the narrative for what a “marine sanctuary” is change and represent something much bigger than just ocean conservation. The National Marine Sanctuary System brings together communities and people of all backgrounds by educating and facilitating engagement, not to just promote the interests of the national marine sanctuaries, but to unite people under a great equalizer, the ocean. I think this is something special, and something I am so glad I can be a part of. . Q: How do you help protect the ocean? . A: I think I protect the ocean by doing the small things that matter on a greater scale; I reuse plastic bags, recycle all of our waste, opt out of using straws at restaurants, and so on. These acts are really small in the scheme of things, but I think it is the awareness of a problem that accompanies those acts that truly makes a difference. If I show that I can make the smallest effort to reduce waste and minimize plastic, than maybe it will become a societal norm for everyone. . Q: How does your heritage inform your experience in the outdoors? . A: The belief system of the Mesoamerican cultures centers around the worship of the elements; sun, earth, wind, water… and corn. This appreciation for the natural world is woven into the Hispanic culture and reflected in our vibrant colors, cuisine, and love for the outdoors. For me as the younger generation, my involvement in conservation has emerged as not only an effort to preserve the environment, but also my heritage. . #LCW2018 #LatinosInSTEM #Latinx #LatinasInSTEM #STEM #Science #Latina #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScience #Ocean
I am so proud to advocate for initiatives like #LatinoConservationWeek . You see, my nature story includes a lot twists and turns as I struggled to find a space that might celebrate my identity. In fact, when I began studying Recreation Administration, I thought I was going to be a Park Ranger. Upon graduation, I quickly learned that those positions were not designed with single women with children in mind. In any case, I was already frustrated with issues surrounding outdoor equity, and didn't want to accept that my circumstances limited my ability to emerge as a leader in the outdoor recreation field. Within Latino Outdoors, I have the space to use my voice, serve my community, elevate those around me, advance the field of leisure and recreation as a primary tool for health and wellnes, and bring my children into my workspace - while fulfilling my dreams of highlighting the importance of conservation. That I found this organization is a blessing. Happy #LCW2018 ! //Ruby Rodriguez, Operations Manager Photo Credit @jamesadamtaylor
We brought some kids and their families from the #goodneighborproject in Logan Heights out to the San Diego Bay to Kayak with the help of @outdooroutreach on Sunday! Also in celebration of Latino Conservation Week🌿 Most of them had never kayaked before, let alone been out on the ocean. Some were scared of sharks and turtles 🐢😮 but in the end fun was had by all! They learned about the wildlife refuge and the birds who live there, including squirrels which was surprising 🐿 We look forward to these kids convincing their peers to come back out and overcome their fears! Photos by Erin Chandler/USFWS @girlmeetsshark
Always ready to explore! #Chicaafuera
Last weekend we celebrated Latino Conservation Week in Santa Barbara with a guided hike filled with community, new friendships, fun nature facts, and TACOS! Thank you to all our supporters and participants. #TrailsAndTacos #LatinoConservationWeek
in honor of #latinoconservationweek —“what about things that don't have skinlike surfaces for borders?”—a work @proxemia + i made last year in salem. this project was a meditation on land (earth and home), identity (constructed and inherited), and community (cultural and geographical). we used our own fingerprints to guide the design, which has an abstracted soil map of puerto rico at its center. the piece was inspired by the island’s beaches and forests that touched our childhoods as well as the farmland that our families shaped for generations. the design was informed by “querencia”, which describes the desire to experience a deep-felt sense of connection with a place. we created this work a week after hurricane maria made landfall, feeling the weight of disconnection from our families, grieving the island’s innumerable losses, and musing on sustainable and equitable reconstruction. . . . @urban.art.museum #salemma #salemmassachusetts #creativesalem #publicart #mural #puntourbanartmuseum #puertorico #lcw2018 #destinationsalem #artistsofinstagram
Happiness is a day on the river. This weekend we joined our friends #HC4YF , @jordanrivercom , @sierraclubutah , and more to clean up the Jordan River for #LatinoConservationWeek . Creating a healthy ecology for the people, plants, and fauna around the Jordan River is how we celebrate the commitment of Hispanic and Latinx Communities to conserving Mother Earth’s natural resources. #ProtectWildUtah :: Felicidad es un día en el río. El fin de semana pasado nos unimos a nuestros amigos en organizaciones comunidades para limpiar el Río Jordan para #LCW2018 . Por creando una #ecología saludable para la gente, las plantas y la fauna cerca del Río Jordan, celebramos la compromiso que tiene latinxs y hispanxs por la conservación de los recursos naturales de la #madretierra . #ProtejaUtahSilvestre . . . . #wilderness #silvestre #urbanwild #jordanriver #cleanup #publiclands #bearrivermigratorybirdrefuge
July 14-22 marks Latino Conservation Week, a time to support the Latinx community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. To celebrate this week, we're sharing Q&As with current and former Office of National Marine Sanctuaries staff members and volunteers. Today, meet Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar Alexandra Avila, and read her full Q&A at the link in our profile! . Q: What does the National Marine Sanctuary System mean to you? . A: Imagine if we had no Yellowstone or its iconic Old Faithful geyser and American bison, no Statue of Liberty or its history, no Grand Canyon that was carved into the red rock by the Colorado River. The national parks have helped ensure these special places will still be there for future generations to enjoy. That is what national marine sanctuaries do for special places that are underwater. . Sanctuaries help preserve and protect iconic coral reefs, protect nursery habitat essential for many fish and other marine life, preserve historic and culturally-important sites that are part of this nation's history, and more. National marine sanctuaries help ensure that we will be able to enjoy these special places for generations to come and that we can continue to use these resources in a sustainable manner. . #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018 #LatinosInSTEM #Latinx #LatinasInSTEM #STEM #Science #Latina #WomenInSTEM #WomenInScience #Ocean . [Photo description: Alexandra Avila at sea holding a rockfish.]
Nacida en Durango, México, Norma y su familia se mudaron a los Estados Unidos cuando solo tenía 7 años. Al haber crecido en Las Cruces, Nuevo México y crecer en un área multicultural, a Norma le fascinó aprender sobre las diferentes formas en que se podía expresar la historia y la cultura. Sus intereses crecieron a través de sus estudios. En 2010, Norma Hartell se graduó de NMSU con una Licenciatura en Bellas Artes y se graduó con una Maestría en Antropología en 2016, donde se enfoco en resaltar las artes visuales y artistas del sur de Nuevo México. En 2014, comenzó a trabajar en la nominación de preservación histórica de Chope's Town Café and Bar en un curso enseñado por la Dra. Beth O'Leary. El 26 de mayo de 2015, la propiedad fue incluido en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos. En 2015, Norma y un colega comenzaron a trabajar en el proyecto Murales de Las Cruces para una clase de Historia Pública enseñado por el Dr. Peter Kopp. El proyecto continúa evolucionando y creciendo hasta este día. Además de trabajar en el proyecto Mural of Las Cruces, Norma Hartell es curadora del Museo de la Ciudad de Las Cruces y becaria de Hispanic Access Foundation-Latino Heritage, donde realiza una gran cantidad de trabajo de defensa de la tierra. Las tierras públicas son importantes porque son parte de nuestra identidad compartida. Desde 1906, cuando el presidente Theodore Rosevelt firmó la Ley de Antigüedades, nuestros paisajes naturales y áreas silvestres han sido protegidos. Las tierras públicas contienen cultura, historia e historias que son cruciales para comprender no solo a nosotros mismos, sino a todos y todo lo que ocupa esos espacios sagrados. Proteger estos espacios es vital, sin ellos perdemos nuestra conexión con la naturaleza y con nosotros mismos. #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018
Today we highlight the incredible work being done by Norma Chairez-Hartell. Born in Durango, Mexico, Norma and her family moved to the United States when she was only 7 years old. Being raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico and growing up in a multi-cultural area Norma became fascinated with learning about all the different ways in which history and culture could be expressed. Her interests grew through her studies. In 2010, Norma Hartell graduated from NMSU with Bachelors of Fine Arts and graduated with an MA in Anthropology in 2016 where she focused on highlighting the visual arts and artists of Southern New Mexico. In 2014, she began working on the Chope’s Town Café and Bar historic preservation nomination in a Cultural Resource Management course taught by Dr. Beth O’Leary. On May 26, 2015, the property was successfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2015 Norma and a colleague began working on the Murals of Las Cruces project as a Public History class assignment taught by Dr. Peter Kopp. The project continues to evolve and grow till this day. Aside from working on the Mural of Las Cruces project Norma Hartell is a City of Las Cruces Museum Curator and a Hispanic Access Foundation-Latino Heritage Scholar where she does a lot of land advocacy work. Public lands are important because they are part of our shared identity. Since 1906 when President Theodore Rosevelt signed the Antiquities Act our nations natural landscapes and wildlands have been protected. Public lands hold culture, history, and stories which are crucial in understanding not only ourselves but all and everything that occupy those sacred spaces. Protecting these spaces is vital, without them we loose our connection to nature and ourselves. #LatinoConservationWeek #LCW2018
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