Barriers to participation for latino people at dodge nature center

Angle Hong, Dorothy H. Anderson

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The authors sought to identify barriers to participation for Latino people at Dodge Nature Center (DNC) in West St. Paul, MN. The authors used a multi-method approach, which included collecting demographic information, surveying the DNC staff, and interviewing Latino community leaders and parents. Results showed that unfamiliarity with DNC, cultural differences, potential for discrimination, and economic factors were major barriers identified by Latino community leaders and parents. Recommendations made to the DNC Board of Directors included increasing outreach to Latino people in the community, offering programs in Spanish, and providing financial assistance for low-income families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-44
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006


  • Participation barriers
  • Potential racism
  • Social field

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