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: The Great Outdoors

Honorable MentionKatie B., 6th Grade, Ellisville, MO All Kids Outdoors Scholastic-OAK Youth Essay ContestYouth Voices Blog Series The Great Outdoors Swinging, sliding, and climbing at parks are only for fun, right? Not true! Parks and outdoor spaces are not only for fun, but are actually necessary for the world. Parks and outdoor spaces improve our health,…

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…

When the Kids Speak Up

by Jackie Ostfeld, OAK Founder & Chair, Director of Sierra Club’s Outdoors for All campaign The Every Kid Outdoors Act is now the law of the land – no pun intended. An historic public lands package has swept through both chambers of Congress in atypical bipartisan fashion and landed on the president’s desk. The conservation…

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…