¡Échale Ganas!, in collaboration with the North Coast Regional Land Trust, will be holding a bilingual family hike at the Freshwater Farms Reserve at 5851 Myrtle Ave. on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The family hike will be an event for the Latinx community and is open for anyone to come together and have fun. There will be food, drinks and a guest performance by Ballet Folklorico Infantil De Arcata. This event will also have a variety of prizes for the kids that participate in the EdVenture quests.
“The Northcoast Regional Land Trust were the ones that spearheaded the event and pushed to include the community and not just students because science is for everyone. This also breaks that language barrier,” said Dabid Garcia, a current graduate student at Cal Poly Humboldt pursuing his master’s degree in rangeland resource science and a Promoter for ¡Échale Ganas!.
These events are a part of the coastal connections event series funded by grants from the WhaleTail license plate grant program. These grants present opportunities to people who have never had the chance to get these kinds of recreational opportunities or outdoor events while also improving access to the outdoors.
“We are invested in promoting the education of local use through our cows and cattails program as well as building a community for conservation,” said Matthew Morasutti from Northcoast Regional Land trust.
This event was organized as a way of not only bringing a community together, but also giving students an opportunity to engage with the nature around them.