Serenella Linares
(301) 652-9188 x11

Eliza Cava
(301) 652-9188 x22

Naturally Latinos
Conference Co-Chairs


Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 652-9188


The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its generous sponsors and dedicated partners are proud to announce the second Naturally Latinos Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD.

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Full Conference Agenda Available

Keynote Speakers Announced

Ada Monzón, Meteorologist, WIPR-TV

Morning Keynote Speaker

Ada Monzón is Chief Meteorologist for WIPR-TV, WKAQ 580 a.m., and Noticel. She is the first woman in Puerto Rico to be named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Monzón is also the Founder and President of EcoExploratorio: Science Museum of Puerto Rico. During her 28 years as a professional meteorologist, Monzón has earned many accolades including the AMS Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award, The Silver Medal of the US Department of Commerce, Distinguished Alumni of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, STAR Award-Univision Television Group, and the AMS Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist. At the Naturally Latinos conference, Monzón will share her unique perspective as a weather expert and powerful communicator on the topic of building resiliency in Latinx communities in light of a changing climate, with Puerto Rico as a prime example.

A conversation on the national conservation and environmental legislative agenda

Afternoon Moderated Discussion

A conversation on the national conservation and environmental legislative agenda. Moderated by Eliza Cava, Audubon Naturalist Society. Chris Espinosa, House Committee on Natural Resources; Mark Magaña, GreenLatinos. Two national Latino leaders on environmental policy will join us for a conversation on the state of the environment and conservation and what that means for the Latinx community.

Chairman Grijalva, our previously scheduled Afternoon Keynote Speaker, was unable to join us.

In between our keynote speakers, we’ll have a slate of exciting local voices representing groups such as Corazon Latino, The Crimsonbridge Foundation, the US Forest Service, Americas for Conservation and the Arts, City Blossoms, MD League of Conservation Voters/Chispa, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Eco-Latinos, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Rock Creek Conservancy, and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. And, we’ll have a youth panel for a look into the future of the Latinx environmental movement.

Attendees will experience thought-provoking presentations by regional and national environmental experts, enjoy the opportunity to network with leading nature professionals and be inspired to use the many strategies and tactics shared here to transform their local communities.

2019's conference theme is "Resilience and Recovery."

STAY TUNED to this page for news and updates on this widely-anticipated special event including 2019 speakers and compelling and informative presentation topics.

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Highlights From The Groundbreaking Inaugural
2017 Naturally Latinos Conference

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors & partners