Chantelle Ruidant-Hansen is a San Antonio native who currently works as a bilingual Visual Interpretation Specialist at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. She began her journey with the park back in 2017 as a MANO Project intern and after interning there for two years, was able to obtain a permanent position as the first ever bilingual VIS.
Historically, the decision-making process in the field of conservation has left minorities and vulnerable communities out of the conversation. The Hispanic Access Foundation’s MANO Project partners with agencies like the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to connect and mentor young leaders of color to protect public lands and implement equitable and just climate change strategies.
Angelica Padilla and Gabaccia Moreno speak about increasing access to the outdoors for the benefit of our future generations.
Pastor Moses Borjas speaks about the importance of ministries getting outside.
Tierra Wools owner, Molly Manzanares reflects the weaving tradition and the importance of keeping knowledge alive.
Public school teacher, Laura Flores discusses merging public education with environmental education.