A Heavy Heart in the Grand Canyon

guest post by Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club's Nearby Nature Director and Co-Founding Chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids - originally appeared in Huffington Post Carrying an extra twenty-one pounds of baby on your back as you climb out of the Grand Canyon during a hot day in July isn’t easy. At least, so I’ve heard. [...]

Earth Day Pledge to Get Every Kid in a Park

guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club Nearby Nature Director, Co-Founder and Chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Our National Parks are turning 100, and they're starting to look a little grey. Fifty-four is not just the age of President Obama, it's also the average age of a visitor to Yellowstone National Park. America's [...]

FACT SHEET: On Every Kid In a Park Day of Action, White House Announces Commitments to Getting Nearly Half a Million Kids Outside

originally published on WhiteHouse.gov The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 21, 2016 FACT SHEET: On Every Kid In a Park Day of Action, White House Announces Commitments to Getting Nearly Half a Million Kids Outside Today, the White House is announcing that more than two dozen foundations, companies and [...]

ADVISORY: White House and Partners to Host “Every Kid in a Park” Event at Fort McHenry to Celebrate National Park Week

April 19, 2016 PRESS ADVISORY White House and Partners to Host “Every Kid in a Park” Event at Fort McHenry to Celebrate National Park Week Contact: Sam Chiron, National Parks Conservation Association, 202.419.3712 or schiron@npca.org WHAT: During National Park Week, the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, along with the City of Baltimore and other partner [...]

RELEASE: Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour Outdoors Alliance for Kids to get 1000s of fourth graders outdoors this spring Washington, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids announced its Spring Every Kid in a Park program lineup. OAK members will host a [...]

RELEASE: Alliance for Childhood and Latino Outdoors join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2016 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Alliance for Childhood and Latino Outdoors join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids today announced two new steering committee members, Linda Rhoads of the Alliance for Childhood and Jose Gonzalez of Latino Outdoors. Each brings a new, [...]

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for Reauthorization, Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.cramer@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Calls for Reauthorization, Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund WASHINGTON, DC -- The House Natural Resources Committee today will hold a hearing on draft legislation "Protecting America's Recreation and Conservation Act," introduced by Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) as [...]

RELEASE: OAK celebrates the launch of Every Kid in a Park Hawai’i

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 12, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org, Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org OAK celebrates the launch of Every Kid in a Park Hawai'i Oahu, Hawai'i--Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim, the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, Obama administration officials and more than 200 fourth graders to [...]