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05 July 2018

MONTGOMERY PARKS: Celebrate Latino Conservation Week

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Montgomery Parks is hosting a series of special events and programs as part of the 5th Annual Latino Conservation Week, July 14 – 22, 2018. 

Latino Conservation Week was launched by the Hispanic Access Foundation in 2014 to provide opportunities for Latinos (and others) to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about how to protect our natural resources.

The week aims to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. As the largest minority group in America – one that is expected to grow to nearly one-third of the population by 2050 – the Latino community’s role as stewards is critical to the future success and preservation of our nation’s public lands.  

This year, there are expected to be more than 120 events nationwide.

Montgomery Parks will kick-off the week with a 5k Fun Run/Walk at Brookside Gardens in partnership with Latino Outdoors. The week will culminate with an outdoor family movie night featuring “Coco” at Wheaton Regional Park.

All residents are encouraged to seize the opportunity to get outside and connect to the outdoors! 

Latino Conservation Week Events at Montgomery Parks

5k Fun Run/Walk | Carrera Divertida 5k

Sunday, July 15, 2018; 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | FREE
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Kick off Latino Conservation Week by joining Brookside Gardens and Latino Outdoors for an enjoyable 5k Fun Run around the Garden’s HeartSmart Trail.

Comience la Semana de Conservación Natural Latina acompañando a Brookside Gardens y Latino Outdoors a disfrutar de una divertida carrera de 5k, alrededor del sendero Garden’s Heart Trail.

Runners/Walkers will have the option of registering for a 7 a.m. or a 9 a.m. start time.
On-site registration begins at 6:30am for 7 a.m. start time
On-site registration begins at 8:30am for 9 a.m. start time

Before or after the run/walk be sure to check out two special short films screening in the visitors center: Leche y Miel and How Can Rain Be Bad? Stormwater Impacts on the Anacostia River

Bilingual Storytime with Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro | Cuento bilingüe con la concejal del condado de Montgomery Nancy Navarro

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | FREE
Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Join Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro for a special nature-themed bilingual story time.

Únase a Montgomery Parks y a la concejal del condado de Montgomery, Nancy Navarro, para una sesión especial de cuentos bilingües inspirada en la naturaleza.

Volunteer Park Cleanup | Limpieza del Parque Voluntaria

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | FREE
Long Branch-Garland Neighborhood Park, 8601 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20912

Get outdoors and give back to your local environment! Join Montgomery Parks and the Latin American Youth Center for a morning of volunteer service sprucing up a local park.

Salga al aire libre y regrese a su entorno local! Únase a Parques Montgomery y al Centro de Latin American Youth Center para una mañana de servicio voluntario mejorando un parque local.

To sign up email Erin Pant or call 301-650-2867

Youth on Earth Nature Program | Juventud en la Tierra Programa de Naturaleza

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | FREE
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20855

Do you love watching Animal Planet? Do you inspire friends to “go green” or want to learn more about it? Do you enjoy being active outdoors? Join other teens in Meadowside’s summer Youth on Earth program! Go hiking with new friends, learn about wildlife and ecology, and tap into your creativity as Youth on Earth activists. Bilingual (English/Spanish) program coordinator. Transportation available to/from Glenmont Metro. Call 301-258-4030 for info about fee reduction. Intended for ages 13-18yrs.

¿Disfrutas siendo activo al aire libre? ¡Únete a otros adolescentes en el programa “Youth on Earth” (Juventud en la Tierra) de Meadowside! Vaya de excursión con nuevos amigos, aprenda sobre la vida silvestre y la ecología, y aproveche su creatividad como activistas. Habrá coordinador bilingüe (inglés/español) para el programa. Transporte disponible desde/hacia Glenmont Metro. Llame al 301-258-4030 para obtener información sobre la reducción de tarifas. Destinado a edades entre 13-18 años.

Family Movie Night Presenting “Coco” | Noche de Cine Familiar, presentando “Coco”

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | FREE
Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, Maryland 20902 (near Wheaton Train & Carousel)

Bring your chair, blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy a movie under the stars with family, friends and neighbors.

Traiga su silla, mantas y canastas de picnic y disfrute de una película bajo las estrellas con su familia, amigos y vecinos.

LCW is an Initiative of:

Latino Conservation Week is a collection of events from variety of organizations. Hispanic Access Foundation is only directly responsible for events in which it is listed as a sponsor.