5 Tips for Camping With Kids

OAK Member guest blog by Jessica Culverhouse, National Recreation and Park Association My family and I love to camp. My husband and I both grew up in camping families, and when our son was born, we knew we wanted to take him camping early and often to help foster a love for the outdoors and…

RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids, 300+ Youth Launch Great Outdoors America Week on Anacostia River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-225-9113 x 102, virginia.cramer@sierraclub.org; Beth Dooley, 612-325-0203, beth@wildernessinquiry.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids, 300+ Youth Launch Great Outdoors America Week on Anacostia River Asst. Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Darcy, Saint Paul Mayor Coleman Connect Kids with Nature Washington,  D.C.–  National leaders, mountaineers, and outdoor and…

RELEASE: OAK SUPPORTS HEALTHY KIDS OUTDOORS ACT TO RECONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE: New Legislation Aims To Improve Kids’ Physical, Mental and Social Health

For Immediate Release                                                                     May 21, 2014 Contact: Christina Batcheler; 703-438-6098; batchelerc@nwf.org OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS (OAK) SUPPORTS HEALTHY KIDS OUTDOORS ACT TO RECONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE New Legislation Aims To Improve Kids’ Physical, Mental and Social Health WASHINGTON (May 21, 2014) – Today, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced legislation aimed at connecting children,…

RELEASE: White House Honors “Champions of Change” for connecting youth with the outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2014 Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club – 202-821-8877; jackie.ostfeld@sierraclub.org; Paul Sanford, The Wilderness Society – 202-429-2616; paul_sanford@tws.org White House Honors “Champions of Change” for connecting youth with the outdoors Several OAK members to receive award Washington, DC — Tomorrow, fourteen Champions of Change will be honored at the White House for their efforts…

RELEASE: The Public Lands Service Coalition joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2014 Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld; 202-548-6584; Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org; Joe Gersen; 202-737-6272; jgersen@corpsnetwork.org The Public Lands Service Coalition joins steering committee of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) today announced that The Corps Network’s Public Lands Service Coalition has joined the national partnership to connect children, youth…

RELEASE: Members of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Applaud Secretary Sally Jewell for Announcement on Youth and the Outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2014 Contact: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-548-6584, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Members of Outdoors Alliance for Kids Applaud Secretary Sally Jewell for Announcement on Youth and the Outdoors Washington, DC – This morning, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and the US Department of Agriculture to announce a major private sector investment of…

RELEASE: Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors

Contacts: Jackie Ostfeld, 202-821-8877, Jackie.Ostfeld@sierraclub.org Paul Sanford, 202-429-2615, paul_sanford@tws.org Interior Secretary Jewell Ramps Up Efforts to Connect Youth with the Outdoors WASHINGTON, DC –Today, at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out her conservation agenda for the next four years. As part of that agenda, Secretary Jewell stressed the importance…

Environmental Education Bridges the Partisan Divide in Congress

guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld of the Sierra Club; originally published in the Huffington Post In a welcome break from partisan gridlock, congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have come together to advance environmental education and outdoor learning opportunities for students across America. Earlier this week, Congressmen John Sarbanes (D-MD) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and…