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Latino outdoors: Using storytelling and social media to increase diversity on public lands

Author(s):

Karmon Kuhn

Year:

2018

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 36: 47-62.

Description

In 2013, for the first time in United States history, more than 50% of children younger than age one were minorities. Latinos are the nation’s largest-growing minority group, and by 2050 are estimated to comprise 28% of the total U.S. population. Despite the exponential growth of minorities generally and Latinos in particular, land-management agencies have been slow in responding to these major racial and ethnic demographic shifts, particularly within the context of outdoor recreation activities. The purpose of this article is to show how Latino Outdoors is providing diverse and family-focused outdoor-recreation opportunities by using storytelling and cutting-edge social-networking technology to build avenues for access to public lands and a Latino-centered message of environmental awareness and belonging.

Citation

Flores, David; Kuhn, Karmon. 2018. Latino outdoors: Using storytelling and social media to increase diversity on public lands. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 36: 47-62.

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