Many of Yosemite’s millions of annual visitors have opportunities to learn about stewardship and safety by reading park signs, stopping by a visitor center or speaking with a volunteer. For the increasing number of Spanish-speaking visitors, however, those resources are not always available.
In 2019, your support will help the park work with the nonprofit Latino Outdoors to pilot a new “Beach Educators” program, designed to create a more welcoming educational experience for Hispanic and Latino visitors. The program will station Spanish-speaking rangers at popular beaches along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, where they will focus on sharing basic conservation ethics and safety tips while helping visitors develop a deeper connection to the park.
Your gifts will help the park better serve Spanish-speaking visitors and empower them to become Yosemite stewards.
Partnering with Yosemite National Park and Latino Outdoors