Engaging Latino Audiences in Informal Science Education - Key Findings and Recommendations
From 2009 through 2013, Environment for the Americas, National Park Service, and a suite of partners across the United States studied the barriers to Latino participation in informal science education (ISE) programs at natural areas.
Two surveys were conducted at each of 6 study sites. Over 1,000 community surveys gathered demographic information and responses to statements about potential barriers to participation in ISE at natural areas. This survey was conducted with Latino adults in communities in close proximity to the study sites. Participation surveys were conducted at the events with a convenience sample of attendees to gather information about race/ethnicity, distance traveled to the event, prior visitation to the site, and how respondents learned about the ISE program.