NRCS-CB mentors Hispanic students through internships. Here UPR Agricultural Science students and Utuado Field Office Earth Team volunteers, Gudianne Romero Mendez (L) and Erica Claudio Rivera (R), survey contour lines and lay out way points.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event from September 15 to October 15. Each year, this time is set aside to celebrate the history, achievements, culture and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central & South America and the Caribbean. The month-long observance begins on the same date five Latin American countries celebrate their independence: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th, respectively.
This year's Hispanic Heritage month theme is "Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor." As part of this year's celebration, PBS will nationally air LATINO AMERICANS - a landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt - on three consecutive Tuesdays, premiering on September 17, September 24 and October 1. Visit the PBS Latino Americans page for details.
Please support the many activities taking place around the Nation in commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.