Southwest Florida Latino Environmental Education Network
We recognize that Latino citizens represent a growing percentage of the population in Southwest Florida, and they have not been reached by traditional education and outreach programs. There may be several reasons for this including; language barriers, lack of knowledge about program opportunities, and educators not knowing how to effectively target Latino groups.
The goal of the Southwest Florida Latino Environmental Education Network is to collaborate with Latino businesses and media to expand the education and outreach being delivered to Latino populations regarding sustainable living along Florida’s coast.
Who We Are:
The Network is comprised of representatives from the University of Florida Extension Service in Lee and Collier Counties and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
What We Do:
The Network will begin by producing a quarterly newsletter that alerts media and businesses about resources for information. We will be addressing a wide range of sustainable living issues; including landscape and lawn care practices, energy use, and recreational fishing practices as well as general information about our local environment.
The newsletter provides our new audience with tips and techniques they can use to live more sustainably, and educate our readers about the Southwest Florida environment. There will be a Spanish and English version to reach a wide range of local citizens.
Network Members Contact information:
Grant Lee County
Sea Grant Collier County
Sustainability Program Lee County
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
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