Latinas Making Change: Marisa Aurora Quiroz
Marisa is the Director of an organization called Outdoors for Everyone, San Diego Foundation (SDF), and she works to engage refugees from around the world with nature.
Her work."I wanteverychild to have an opportunity to connect with nature, however small or big," Marisa says. SDF works with businesses, government and community organizations to improve green spaces in San Diego, which is about a third Latino. They cleaned up Border Field State Park, which snugs up against Mexico, by recycling bottles into benches and a beautiful mosaic. Next up: making the 52-mile San Diego River Park more bikeable and walkable.
Why it matters. Playing outside is a rite of American childhood, and kids who do so get better grades and are more creative, less aggressive and more physically fit. But according to a recent study, fewer than 6% of Latino kids regularly spend time outdoors. "We can do better," Marisa says.
Finding her passion. Marisa's grandmother signed her up for a YMCA camping trip to Yosemite at age 8. "It was my first time hiking, my first time toasting marshmallows," Marisa says. "One morning I crept out of my tent and locked eyes with a deer.
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