RELEASE: OAK Members Support Efforts to Connect Youth to Urban Waters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2014 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org OAK Members Support Efforts to Connect Youth to Urban Waters WASHINGTON, DC – Today, twenty-eight nongovernmental organizations, including eight members of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, signed on to support the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, a fourteen agency collaboration to reconnect urban communities with…

Keys to Keeping Your Outdoor Classroom Growing

OAK guest blog by Susan Wirth, Outreach Director with Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation originally published by Natural Start Alliance Connecting children with nature has a myriad of benefits that are receiving national attention. Research tells us that children who spend time in nature are more creative, less stressed, better able to concentrate, physically…

Nature Play Coming to Every Community

 OAK member guest blog by Allen Cooper, from National Wildlife Federation originally published in Wildlife Promise Every parent who has ever watched a child play in nature has cause to rejoice. NWF’s guide Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature shows how to design and manage nature play areas…

Every Child Healthy Outdoors (ECHO) Across America, Secretary Jewell Announces Award for Wildlife Refuge, and Other News

OAK August 2014 Newsletter SAVE THE DATE: Every Child Healthy Outdoors (ECHO) Across America Toolkit Webinar  We are so pleased to announce the launching of OAK’s Every Child Healthy Outdoors (ECHO) Across America Toolkit. OAK’s ECHO Across America Toolkit  provides a series of resources and templates to convene a meeting of leaders of organizations in your state…

Camping Made Easy

OAK Member Guest Blog by Eric Bach and Irene Lam from Hipcamp Camping should be simple. If I want to get outside with my family next weekend and camp by the ocean, I should be able to. However, after spending hours of searching online to answer these questions, we realized it really isn’t so easy.…