Language Interpreters Available At Four Fall Park Events

October 3, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

In Allegheny County alone, over 85,000 people speak a language other than English; a third of them identify as speaking English "less than well." 

This is according to our partners at Global Wordsmiths, a local social enterprise that is hoping to increase language access in our region. Thanks to their Language Access Project, we're thrilled to be able to offer four upcoming events in six languages. Presented in English, these family-friendly fall events will also feature interpreters who speak Mandarin, Russian, French, Japanese, Spanish:

Family Hike with a Naturalist: Fall Fun

October 13 | 10 - 11:30AM | Free | English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Japanese
Join us on a free autumn hike as the leaves change. Look at leaves under magnifiers, make leaf art, and take part in a leaf scavenger hunt to celebrate autumn. This event is suggested for families with children ages 4-10.
Click here for registration.

Hike with a Naturalist: Life in the Leaves

October 20 | 1 - 3PM | Free | English, Mandarin
Slow down and observe the change in seasons with us in the park. Join us on a fun hike to see the stunning colors of autumn in Frick Park. This hike is suggested for teenagers and adults.
Click here for registration. 

Image of people carving pumpkins at Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night

October 27 | 6:30 - 9PM | $12 - $15 |English, Spanish, Russian, French
Families with young children are invited to Frick Park to experience the joys of nature at night. Join us this annual fall fun event to see nocturnal animals, sit around a campfire, carve a pumpkin, and go on a night walk. End the night with refreshments, cookies and a musical performance. 
Click here for tickets.

Family Hike with a Naturalist: Turkey Tales

November 10 | 10 - 11:30AM | Free | English, Spanish, Japanese, French, Mandarin
Discover the world of turkeys in the park. Join us in reading the book Little Tom Turkey, then take part in family-friendly activities. This hike is suggested for families with children ages 4-10.
Click here for registration.

Image of a family hike in the park

At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, we believe that parks are for everyone. Special thanks to Global Wordsmiths for providing interpretive and translation services at no cost. 

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