KUNM Call In Show 7/28 8a: New Mexico is known for its incredible outdoor beauty. Are you taking advantage of opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or camp in state and national parks this summer? What does time in the outdoors mean to you? What keeps you from spending more time in nature?
The National Park Service recognizes that parks across the country need to attract more diverse visitors, but what is being done to reach out to people who are not currently visiting national parks? Are you helping break stereotypes about who is “outdoorsy”?
We'll host a conversation about what inspires individuals and families to get outside and what might be holding some people back from spending time in nature. We'd like to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call in live during the show.
- Michael Casaus, New Mexico Director of the Wilderness Society
- Leandra Taylor, Employment and Environment Ambassador for EPA and Fish and Wildlife Service
- Garrett VeneKlasen, Executive Director of New Mexico Wildlife Federation
- Jennifer Owen-White, Valle de Oro Refuge Manager
- Paul Mauermann, Director of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center
- Albuquerque Wildlife Federation Events- New Mexico wildlife conservation and restoration projects.
- New Mexico Mountain Club- Group that hikes and climbs around the state
- Every Kid In A Park- Fourth graders get free admission passes to national parks around the state
- Prescription Park Trails- A map of the hiking and walking trails around the state.
- Valle De Oro - National wildlife refuge
- Albuquerque Senior Center Hiking Groups - Hiking resource for seniors in Albuquerque
- National Storytelling Network - Connects students through storytelling, and then takes them outdoors. Also check out the blog, Kids Get Outdoors.
- New Mexican Wilderness Alliance Events - Family fun activities and volunteer restoration projects focused around New Mexico's wildlife and outdoors.
- Middle Rio Grande: Education Employment & Environment Alliance