If you are in or near Denver this weekend, don’t miss the Americas Latino Eco Festival 2017 (ALEF) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science!
The three-day event includes an environmental film series, leadership “artivism” trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, and a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, where more than 400 fourth graders take part in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings.
On Sunday, September 17th, the Americas Latino Eco Festival’s Family Day and Green Fair will include a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase, and much more. Use your outside voice and teach your children about what it means to participate in democracy and stewardship through the arts, music and community. All are welcome. It’s free and open to the public.
The festival, now in its fifth year, has grown to become the nation’s premier meetup for Latino American environmental minds, and a home for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and communities from across the Americas who are committed to advancing a healthy environment, both locally and globally, through the arts, education, and the engagement of culturally diverse populations.
To find out more, check out the official Americas Latino Eco Festival website here. To join in the conversation, be sure to follow Mama Latina Tips on twitter, instagram, and facebook. And use these hashtags to follow the events:
#DiscoverMiTierra for the BioBlitz
#LatinxNatureRx for Family Day
#AguaEsVida or #WaterIsLife for the Colorado River Forum