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As a twenty-something Hispanic woman who came to love camping, hiking, and kayaking, I noticed there were not many people who looked like me when I was outdoors. This realization led to the idea of North Texas Kids Outside (NTKO), a local project that uses a family-centered approach to connect children to nature through camping experiences in state parks.
NTKO served 83 individuals in 2012, and the majority of our families were of Hispanic descent. Many spoke Spanish as their primary language. Our experiences and camping trips taught me so much about family, the outdoors, my community, and my culture.
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Originally posted by the Children & Nature Network.