- Jul 16 2023
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Park Events,
- SARF Events
Latino Conservation Week: Agua es Vida; Water is Life
Sana sana, Yanaguana. Join us as we kick off Latino Conservation Week in San Antonio, TX with “Agua es Vida; Water is Life,” highlighting the importance of protecting our oceans, rivers, and creeks. Celebra con nosotros on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Confluence Park, 310 West Mitchell Street.
Rosie Torres, indigenous dancer and choreographer will perform a bilingual reading of the book We Are Water Protectors, written by award-winning Ojibwe author Carole Lindstrom. Ms. Torres will begin the program by leading children and their families through a dynamic Land Acknowledgement filled with movement, song, and a call to the four directions. The reading will be followed by a water ritual at the banks of the river and a nature walk led by the Urban Bird Project (UBP). UBP members will guide children and their families on the proper way to use binoculars and draw attention to the birds and the incredible biodiversity the River supports. Throughout the nature walk, the guides will share water and bird stories rooted in Indigenous wisdom. The goal of this program is to highlight the idea that by protecting our waters, we are protecting life. Registered families will receive a FREE copy of the book We Are Water Protectors and will be invited to share aguas frescas and turtle-shaped conchas.