NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Contact:   Grace Lee, 301-706-3407, grace@parktrust.org; Brenna Muller, 202-630- 1864, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org   NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters [New York City] - Today, partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park [...]

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps: The Future for Public Lands

guest blog by Brandon Nguyen, Sierra Club intern, Summer 2016 Earlier this summer, the First Family visited Yosemite National Park to celebrate Father’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in the great outdoors. Standing in a picturesque scene, with the natural legacy of Half-Dome towering several thousand feet overhead, President Obama [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM CO-FOUNDER, REI

  July 15, 2016   For Immediate Release Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance to Kids receives support from Co-Founder, REI Washington, DC - The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is honored to receive support from one of its founding steering committee members, REI. With a generous grant of $30,000, REI is ensuring OAK [...]

RELEASE: NATIONAL PARK TRUST, OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVE THE NORTH FACE 2016 EXPLORE FUND GRANTS

National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2016  Explore Fund Grants   NPT’s Buddy Bison Program funded to increase access to the outdoors for youth in 5 urban cities. Washington, D.C.  – June 30, 2016 – In this Centennial year of the National Park Service, National Park Trust is pleased to [...]

RELEASE: AUTUMN SAXTON-ROSS, PhD JOINS LEADERSHIP OF THE OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS

RELEASE: Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD joins leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids today announced the addition of Autumn Saxton-Ross, PhD to its steering committee. Autumn is NatureBridge’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Director and brings a wealth of experience in parks, health and equity into the growing alliance. “I have been [...]

Presenting the OAK Tree Award to Senator Patty Murray

guest blog by Martin LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, External Affairs - Islandwood One of the things I appreciate most about the children and nature movement is the broad-based, grassroots coalition of organizations that work together every day to provide children with opportunities to learn, play, and explore in the outdoors. Whether the scope is coast-to-coast [...]

Young Girls Learn about Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

guest blog post by A. Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Sierra Club's Global Population & Environment Program “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends” – Mary McLeod Bethune A powerful civil rights activist and educator, Mary [...]

Girl Scouts Celebrate Women’s History Month

guest blog by Brittney McKeown, Girl Scouts of the USA As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we reflect on the need to ensure all girls have an opportunity to get outside. For over a century, providing girls with access to the outdoors and offering authentic leadership experiences have been cornerstone elements of the Girl Scout mission. Girl Scouts [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Forest Service Press Office, 202-205-1134, pressoffice@fs.fed.us Outdoors Alliance for Kids, Forest Service Partner to Get Children and Youth Outside WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) joined Forest Service Chief Thomas L. Tidwell to announce a new partnership to increase [...]

RELEASE: OAK Celebrates Launch of “Every Kid in a Park” Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org OAK Celebrates Launch of “Every Kid in a Park” Initiative Washington, D.C. -- On September 1, the Obama administration launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative to inspire a new generation to get outside and to become stewards of our nation’s cultural and [...]