The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Friday, September 15 • 10:00am - 2:10pm
#DescubreElBosque Bioblitz

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400 4th Graders Come Together For a Citizen Science and Citizen Arts Day of Learning Adventure! The #Descubre El Bosque Bio Blitz at Denver City Park in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) on September 15 is the kick-off event for the Americas Latino Eco Festival V. This year we are hosting 400 4th grade (EKiP) students from Title 1 schools. We focus on involving students from NE Denver neighborhoods which are considered the most polluted neighborhoods of the nation 

Friday September 15, 2017 10:00am - 2:10pm MDT
DMNS- Rose Garden