Spanish Media/Outreach

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Let’s Get to Know ‘The Land of Flowing Water’ and its Culture

Special thanks to El Sol de la Sierra and The Sierra Reader’s Publisher Noe Gadea for featuring our “Amigos de Nuestras Tierras” (“Friends of Our Lands”) monthly column on the front page of this week’s El Sol in Spanish, and on page 9 of the Reader in English. The article is about the Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center in Bishop, its permanent displays and grounds, and the Great Basin Native Artists Exhibit that opened just last Friday, Feb. 25. We love this partnership, which is helping to educate the Spanish-speaking, as well as the greater community, about matters that are central…

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Our Monthly Spanish Column ‘Amigos de Nuestras Tierras’ (‘Friends of Our Lands’) is out in the Feb. 3 – 9 Issue of ‘El Sol de la Sierra’

Please share with your Spanish-speaking friends, neighbors and coworkers. This month’s column, which is featured on the cover of this week’s El Sol de la Sierra, is about the nexus between Hispanic communities affected by climate change, and the journalists who cover their stories. Happy reading – ¡en español! – and if you like what you read, happy sharing!

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Friends of the Inyo to Present in Upcoming GreenLatinos Virtual Summit Jan. 18 – 20!

In just two weeks, starting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, the GreenLatinos 2021-2022 Winter National Summit will virtually bring together hundreds of the top national Latino environmental and conservation champions from across the country for relationship building, development of partnerships and collaborations, education, and professional training. The summit will provide the tools necessary to understand, message and champion environmental issues and policies that impact Latino communities, while developing, encouraging, engaging, and supporting grassroots activists, constituencies, elected and appointed officials, and environmental leaders. There will be three days of professional and social events: On January 18, 19 & 20, the summit will…

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Friends of the Inyo’s December 2021 E-Newsletter “The Juniper” is here!

Well, together we have gotten through another year of a worldwide pandemic, global warming, wildfires, drought, inflation and many other challenges…but many opportunities as well, including a brand-new job opening to help further the work of the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership, of which FOI is a leading member. Yes, Friends of the Inyo is growing: Consider joining our team! Or just read about all our goings on in this issue of The Juniper E-Newsletter.

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We’re on the front page of this week’s (11/18/21) issue of El Sol de la Sierra!

Please share with your Spanish-speaking friends and their children in grades 5 – 12 about a great opportunity for junior photographers to detail, in pictures, how climate change has impacted their lives and their environment. Details about this student photo contest from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are in our Spanish-language article. The deadline is Dec. 3.

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NOAA Hosts Student Photo Contest on Climate Change – Deadline is December 3!

Contest is open to students in 5th through 12th grades By Louis Medina, FOI Communications Director The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is organizing a photo contest for students in grades five through twelve to improve understanding of how climate change is affecting the western United States. The theme of the contest is “Picture Climate Change” and the new deadline for submitting photos online is December 3 (the original deadline was November 15). NOAA, whose mission is to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts, share that knowledge and information with others, and conserve and manage…

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Read Friends of the Inyo’s November Spanish-Language Column in this Week’s El Sol de la Sierra

FOI’s front-page column in this week’s issue of El Sol de la Sierra focuses on indigenous methods of cooking using heated stones by native peoples in North and South America, and Hawaii. Read it online on our blog or pick up a FREE copy in businesses throughout the Eastern Sierra. Please share this news with your Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors.

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If you want to remember the meaning of the word “bajada,” think of Baja (Lower) California

It’s pronounced “bah-hah-dah” This is our final post for this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, which ends this Friday, Oct. 15. Since Sept. 15, when it began, Friends of the Inyo has been celebrating with our community by sharing the meanings of just a few Spanish-language words in the nature and conservation arena that have made their way into English. Today’s word is bajada, the feminine form of bajado, the past participle of the verb bajar, which means to descend, go down, take down, or get off, as from a horse. According to Merriam-Webster, a bajada in English means a broad…

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Usually dry, an “arroyo” can flood and become dangerous after a rain!

Even if you can’t trill your r’s, arroyo is a word you should know.  There is just one week left in this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 through October 15. Friends of the Inyo has been celebrating with our community by sharing the meanings of just a few Spanish-language words in the nature and conservation arena that have made their way into English. Today’s word is arroyo, which, according to Merriam-Webster Online, means a watercourse (such as a creek) in an arid region, or a water-carved gully or channel. Wikipedia offers a more nuanced definition,…