Courtesy of Latino
From July 15 to July 23, communities throughout the country will enjoy and connect with the great outdoors during the 10th Anniversary of Latino Conservation Week (LCW), an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation. Latino communities, organizations, businesses, families and individuals will participate in a variety of activities, both in-person and virtual, like hikes, kayaking, park clean-ups, online expeditions, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions, scavenger hunts, film screenings, etc., with more than 250 events being celebrated nationwide.
In San Antonio, the San Antonio River Foundation will present “Agua es Vida: Water is Life” at Confluence park.
Sana sana, Yanaguana. Join us as we kick off Latino Conservation Week in San Antonio, TX with “Agua es Vida; Water is Life,” highlighting the importance of protecting our oceans, rivers, and creeks. Celebra con nosotros on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Confluence Park, 310 West Mitchell Street.
Rosie Torres, indigenous dancer and choreographer will perform a bilingual reading of the book We Are Water Protectors, written by award-winning Ojibwe author Carole Lindstrom. Ms. Torres will begin the program by leading children and their families through a dynamic Land Acknowledgement filled with movement, song, and a call to the four directions. The reading will be followed by a water ritual at the banks of the river and a nature walk led by the Urban Bird Project (UBP). UBP members will guide children and their families on the proper way to use binoculars and draw attention to the birds and the incredible biodiversity the River supports. Throughout the nature walk, the guides will share water and bird stories rooted in Indigenous wisdom. The goal of this program is to highlight the idea that by protecting our waters, we are protecting life. Registered families will receive a FREE copy of the book We Are Water Protectors and will be invited to share aguas frescas and turtle-shaped conchas.
Water is our most sacred natural resource, and we hope this program will help connect children to nature and encourage them to become defenders of plants, wildlife, and our rivers and creeks these species depend on. Nos vemos pronto!
Agua es Vida; Water is Life is free and open to the public but spots are limited and registration is required. Register HERE: http://bit.ly/3JIoAlU
Free parking provided at Confluence Park (310 W Mitchell). Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Limited binoculars will be provided for use during the nature walk.
Hispanic Access Foundation, Urban Bird Project, San Antonio River Foundation
Date & time:
July 16, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
310 W Mitchell St
San Antonio, TX, 78204
Open to the Public:
Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Sara Ramirez with San Antonio River Foundation at (210) 224-2694 or Sara@sariverfound.org.