Juan Martinez Talks Green Play to Green Pay Initiative

OAK member guest blog by Juan Martinez, The North Face Ambassador Originally posted in Never Stop Exploring The North Face Ambassador Juan Martinez’s life has been shaped by many experiences but defined by a single opportunity. In 9th grade the South Central LA native received an ultimatum: Either go to detention or go to Eco Club. Juan [...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day

U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee Chairman Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Ranking Member Rob Portman (R-Ohio), U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) joined together to introduce a resolution to urge America's youth to live active lifestyles and to enjoy and protect our nation's special places to mark [...]

The Refraction Effect – NOLS Shines Light on Leaders of Color

OAK member guest blog by National Outdoor Leadership School A typical National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course involves a team of instructors taking a group of students 14 and older into the backcountry and teaching them outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics. We’ve been doing this for nearly 50 years, and can write reams about [...]