RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic Announce All Kids Outdoors Essay Contest Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:April Thomas206.321.3850, april.thomas@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic Announce All Kids Outdoors Essay Contest WinnersNearly 2,000 Kids Nationwide Submitted Entries Washington, D.C., (May 23, 2019) -- The Outdoors Alliance for Kids and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, are proud to announce the winners of the All Kids [...]

Youth Voices: The Outdoors And People

Sweepstakes WinnerEmmanuel O., 5th Grade, Falls Church, VA All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Outdoors And People The great outdoor spaces, aren’t they beautiful? An outdoor space is any place outside a living space where people can interact, play, and relax. This includes the backyards of homes, playgrounds for kids, sidewalks, [...]

Youth Voices: The Importance of Outdoors

Honorable Mention by  Indi M., 5th Grade, McLean, VA All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Importance of Outdoors Children’s outdoor play is rapidly diminishing, we are focusing more on sedentary lifestyles. No one can deny our simple interest with electronics now in the modern era. The outdoors are the original foundation [...]

Youth Voices: How Nature Improves the Brain

Grand Prize Winning Essayby Violet M., 4th Grade, Kalispell, MTAll Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series How Nature Improves the Brain American marine biologist Rachel Carson remarked in Silent Spring, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after [...]

RENEWING A LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS THIS SPRING: Screen-Free Week 2019

guest blog by Rinny Yourman, JD, Screen-Free Week Outreach Coordinator, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, OAK Member When children have free time to themselves, how do we want them to spend it? We hope they’ll spend it looking down –not at screens– but digging in the dirt, gardening, collecting shells or stones, admiring flowers, watering [...]

RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes House and Senate Groups from the Y to the North Face Celebrate Bipartisan Public Lands Package Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Every Kid Outdoors Act (363-62) as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. [...]

RELEASE: Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes the U.S. Senate

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Every Kid Outdoors Act Passes the U.S. Senate Bill Ensures that Program to Allow Fourth Graders to Visit National Parks Will Continue Washington, D.C.– Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Every Kid Outdoors Act as part of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47). The bill [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for End to Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9th, 2019 Contact:  April Thomas, 206.321.3850, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for End to Shutdown Youth Advocacy Groups Highlight Impacts of Parks Closures Washington, D.C.– Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 groups, called for the government shutdown to end. Member groups of OAK [...]