American Public Gardens Association
2019 Conference
Washington D.C. June 17-21, 2019

Green Spaces, Migratory Birds, and Our Latinx Community
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy
Date / Time: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: 
Cabinet Room
Presenter: 
A. Young, Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins, Colorado; S. Creamer, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Baltimore, Maryland; A. Pinto-Medina, Mis Raices, Baltimore, Maryland
Pre-Registration Required: 
No

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.