In celebration of Latino Conservation Week, Sequoia National Park will play host to 20 young Latino adults from Los Angeles as they collect scientific data on sequoias, hike the Giant Forest, and learn about stewardship. Sponsored by Save the Redwoods League, the event will be led by an intern from the Latino Heritage Internship Program, a joint partnership between the National Park Service and Hispanic Access Foundation.

YubaNet.com reported that the young adults, who are members of mission-minded ministry Impacto Juvenil, will help collect scientific data, work with park scientists to measure the diameter of the sequoias, and learn about their ecology. Additionally, the participants will explore interactive exhibits to learn about the contributions Latino National Park employees make to preserve the park’s resources.

On Saturday, July 15th visitors are invited to participate in Spanish Giant Sequoia talks throughout the day, as well as a hands-on Sequoia tree monitoring activity.  The Giant Forest Museum will also be hosting a drop-in event where visitors can meet Latino NPS employees and learn about their experiences and inspirations for working at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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