Kim Zamora-Delgado '22
The purpose of this project was to discover what barriers certain communities have to overcome to gain access to the outdoors. I accomplished this by road tripping to 12 National Parks: Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Joshua Tree, Redwood, Crater Lake, and Mt. Rainier. I interviewed park staff and visitors about their experience in national parks and the outdoor culture. Financial constraints, inadequate knowledge, fear of the unknown, limited resources, geographical location, lack of media and leadership representation, and background/culture are all potential barriers that some individuals have to face. Through photographs, souvenirs, newspaper sections, interview stories, and creative writings I created a scrapbook full of my discoveries.