Latino Conservation Week Events

group of women at a picnic tableUConn Extension is celebrating Latino Conservation Week, originally a Hispanic Access Foundation initiative, from July 15-21 with programs and resources in Hartford, Windsor, and Bridgeport.

Connecticut Science Center Event, Hartford, July 15th – 9:30 AM – 2 PM

In recognition of Latino Conservation Week, the Connecticut Science Center and UConn Extension’s Urban and Community Forestry program joined forces to provide a unique learning opportunity for teens and their families to discover potential job paths related to conservation and environmental science. Interactive, bilingual sessions will foster enjoyable and meaningful experience for all generations, and local organizations will be present with fun activities and information. Join us!

Sweet as Honey Bee Event, Windsor, July 18th – 5 PM

Dr. Mayra Rodriguez, UConn’s Urban Forestry Educator will be joining us to discuss the importance of keeping and maintaining native plants in populated areas to help with climate control as well as the importance of bees and pollinators in urban settings. Hands on activities for all ages included!¬† Register or drop in. Learn more or download the flier.

De la Tierra Venimos (We Come From the Earth), Bridgeport, July 19th – 9 AM – 4 PM

We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Latino Conservation Week with a variety of events, from a bird walk to urban farming. Learn more and register online  or download the flier.