OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS LAUNCHES AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Washington, D.C., -- The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced today that it will be launching an affiliate partnership with OAK members California Outdoor Engagement Coalition and the Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative. The OAK affiliate partnership will help to connect state [...]

DETROIT KIDS NEED THE OUTDOORS

guest post by Mark Naida - originally appeared in The Detroit News. This story features Detroit Outdoors, a collaborative effort supported by Detroit Parks and Rec, The Kresge Foundation, and OAK members Sierra Club, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, and REI. Living in an urban environment, Detroiters often don't get the same opportunities to enjoy the outdoors [...]

Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes 100th Member Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Welcomes 100th Member Organization Washington, D.C., -- The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) reached its 100-member milestone with the addition of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino Environmental & Conservation Leaders, who joined the alliance in August, 2018. OAK is [...]

It’s Fresh Air Fitness Month!

Guest blog post by Marla Hollander, American Heart Association What could be better than taking a Walk in Nature with your kids? Thinking back on my childhood, my experience with nature as a kid was confined to the suburban neighborhood I grew up in including the neighborhood park, Grover’s Mill pond (yes, the infamous “War [...]

Release: Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks for Kids and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Contact:   April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks for Kids and Families Legislation encourages fourth graders to visit national parks and public lands Washington, D.C.– Today, the Every Kid Outdoors Act passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous, bipartisan approval. [...]

RELEASE: MILITARY KIDS DELIVER POSTCARDS FROM 4th GRADERS TO SECRETARY ZINKE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Military Kids Deliver Postcards from 4th Graders to Secretary Ryan Zinke Washington, DC -- Today, 8 military kids and their families delivered postcards from over 1,000 fourth-graders across the nation to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Many of the postcards were hand-signed by [...]

A TIME TO UNPLUG: Get Ready for Screen-Free Week!

Guest blog by Rinny Yourman, JD - originally appeared on childrenandnaturenetwork.org.  OAK is a proud endorser of Screen-Free Week. About the Author: Rinny Yourman, JD, is a Screen Time Program Assistant at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which hosts Screen-Free Week. Imagine a week when children give their undivided attention to the natural world around [...]

RELEASE: National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the addition of Grace Lee of National Park Trust and Meg Krueger of Wilderness Inquiry to OAK’s steering committee. The addition [...]

RELEASE: CONGRESS ACTS TO PROTECT ACCESS TO PARKS AND EXPAND CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND YOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Congress Acts to Protect Access to Parks and Expand Career Pathway Programs for Kids and Youth Legislation encourages fourth graders to visit national parks and public lands; older youth and veterans to find employment opportunities in conservation Washington, D.C.– Today, the Every Kid Outdoors [...]

NEW YORK BILL CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH OUTDOORS

by Suparna Dutta, Sierra Club Outdoors intern New York joins the growing roster of states advancing strategies to connect children and youth with the outdoors. With a unanimous vote (63-0) lawmakers from both sides of the aisle just passed legislation to address the growing divide between children and the outdoors. State Assembly Bill A735 was [...]