Erasing barriers for getting students outdoors

September 9, 2022
Gabriel Otero wants to help students get outdoors.

Fruita resident Gabriel Otero is a senior campaign specialist with The Wilderness Society. He and his organization were instrumental in establishing a statewide equity grant program that helps kids from underserved communities experience nature and the outdoors. In an interview with Colorado Matters, he explains the different barriers children of color face when it comes to experiencing the outdoors, and he also demonstrates the difference equity programs can make in students' lives.