ANS is excited to announce that the dates for the fourth
Naturally Latinos Conference will be March 22-26, 2022.

Save the Date! We are so excited to announce that Naturally Latinos Conference is returning for a fourth time March 22-26, 2022! Registration will open in mid-December at and we expect to announce most of the exciting agenda at that time. Much of the conference will be held virtually with in-person days on Friday and Saturday (COVID permitting). Bilingual English/Spanish interpretation will be available throughout the conference. Be sure to register soon for early-bird pricing!

Join us to talk with Latinx colleagues, activists, and experts. We’ll tackle climate change, environmental justice, immigration, indigeneity, outreach, journalism, career development, advocacy, and more. You’ll  enjoy workshops, networking sessions, panels, film screening, music and dance. We look forward to gathering to re-connect, re-envision, re-commit, and re-vitalize our joy and hope for the future, juntos.

Thank you to our planning committee for dreaming big and helping us make this year’s exciting theme and content possible: Abel Olivo (Defensores de la Cuenca) ∙ Ana Arriaza (Montgomery Parks) ∙ Antonia Bookbinder (Prince George’s Parks and Recreation) ∙ Brenda Perez Amador (DC DOEE) ∙ Joe Toolan (Chesapeake Bay Trust) ∙ Jorge Bogantes Montero (Anacostia Watershed Society) ∙ Rita Peralta (Fairfax Parks) ∙ Josefina Doumbia ∙ Isabel Layton (Chesapeake Conservancy) ∙ Ramon Palencia-Calvo (Maryland League of Conservation Voters/Chispa) ∙ Denisse Guitarra (ANS) ∙ Lin Orrin (ANS) 

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its generous sponsors and dedicated partners held
the third Naturally Latinos® Conference online Wednesday, December 2 - Friday, December 4, 2020. See highlights below.

Our 2020 conference theme was "Una Comunidad, Many Voices" and featured thought-provoking presentations by diverse regional and national environmental experts. Attendees got the opportunity to virtually and interactively network with leading nature professionals.

Watch these video portraits of our 2020 Naturally Latinos Environmental Champions

to our 2020


José G. González is the Founder and Director Emeritus of Latino Outdoors. He is an experienced educator as a K-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. As a Partner in the Avarna Group and through his own consulting, his work focuses on Equity & Inclusion frameworks and practices in the environmental, outdoor, and conservation fields. He is also an illustrator and science communicator... READ MORE

Natali Fani-González is Vice-Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the bi-county agency established by state law that regulates real estate development, and plans transportation infrastructure. It also manages the park systems in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.  Natali is the first Latinx and first millennial to serve on the five-member Planning Board.  Natali has made significant contributions to engage diverse communities in the planning process while championing key economic and environmental issues... READ MORE


Thank You to Our Partners!

For conference information, please contact Conference Co-Chairs
Serenella Linares  or  Eliza Cava

For sponsorships, please contact
Lin Orrin