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Community Cafecito & Bike Rodeo – With Ward One
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connect with your community as we explore west side San Juan Park with FREE family-friendly outdoor activities such as a bike rodeo done by BICAS, nature walk led by Sergio Avila , free bike repairs provided by Living Streets Alliance (LSA), games and a jumping castle.
Tucson families are invited to a special Cafecito brunch with Ward One Council Member Regina Romero from 10 – 12 to share your ideas and vision for Tucson’s future. City staff and community partners will be on hand from 12 – 1 pm with a Resource Fair to assist people register for low-income utility programs.
Sergio Avila is a wildlife biologist who has lived and worked in Arizona since 2004 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2016. Sergio grew up exploring in the Chihuahuan Desert and has worked on local and regional conservation efforts along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands in Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, Chihuahua and Baja California. Sergio enjoys trail running, gardening, bird and butterfly watching, and looking for wildlife tracks. He lives in Tucson with his wife Jenny, their cats ‘Lupe,’ ‘Carlos,’ and ‘Pancho,’ and ‘Toby’ the desert tortoise.
Sergio Avila is Sierra Club’s Local Outdoors Coordinator in the Southwest. He will provide a guided Beyond Science Walk/Talk at 11 AM speaking about the individual and community health benefits of connecting with nature. Avila works to develop local strategies that increase opportunities for people to connect with nature, improve their mental and physical health, and strengthen community commitment to protect our planet and one another. He will share some personal experiences and will engage in a conversation with participants to find the common interests and benefits of spending time in nature.
10 AM: Community Cafecito with Regina Romero
11 AM: Beyond Talk: The Health Benefits of Connecting with Nature
12 PM: Resource Fair