We love this great video from Congresswoman Katie Porter, who shares with her rising fourth grader, Betsy, that they’re going on a vacation to a surprise destination: Zion National Park! Thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) program, all fourth graders – including Betsy – and their families get FREE entry to any national parkContinue reading “Watch: Rep. Katie Porter and daughter Betsy talk Every Kid Outdoors!”
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Act Now to Support Funding for Every Kid Outdoors!
Since, 2015, the Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) program has provided fourth graders with a pass so they and their families can gain free entry to federal public land and water sites. Now, this program needs funding to ensure it can reach kids that need outdoor access more than ever. EKO gives children an opportunity toContinue reading “Act Now to Support Funding for Every Kid Outdoors!”
Fatima’s Great Outdoors
In Case You Missed It: Watch the Recording of Fatima’s Great Outdoors Storytime Live Event By: Jackie Ostfeld, OAK Co-Chair and Founder and Jayni Rasmussen, OAK Senior Campaign Representative Note: Book cover courtesy of Penguin Kids and screenshot from livestream with author Ambreen Tariq. Photo originally posted on Sierra Magazine‘s blog on 4/8/21. Last week, PenguinContinue reading “Fatima’s Great Outdoors”
It’s Great to Be a 4th Grader
A perspective on exploring national parks with the Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) pass as a military family. By Andrew and Hannah Pike As long-time Northern Virginia (NoVA) residents, our family is fortunate to be located near a myriad of landmarks and sources of natural beauty. A 30-minute weekend drive gets us to the National MallContinue reading “It’s Great to Be a 4th Grader”
RELEASE: OAK Statement on House Passage of Outdoors for All Act in Public Lands Package
“PAW+” Act Protects Public Lands, Promotes Outdoors Equity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, February 26, 2021Contact: Ian Brickey (202) 675-6270 or email@example.com OAK Statement on Passage of Outdoors for All Act in Public Lands Package “PAW+” Act Protects Public Lands, Promotes Outdoors Equity WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Outdoors for AllContinue reading “RELEASE: OAK Statement on House Passage of Outdoors for All Act in Public Lands Package”
Join us for OAK Week 2021!
OAK Week 2021 is February 16 – 18! Although we can’t be together in DC this year, we’re looking forward to connecting with OAK members, prospective members and partners over an exciting week of virtual sessions, workshops and networking events. About OAK Week OAK Week, which includes OAK’s Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day, serves asContinue reading “Join us for OAK Week 2021!”
Resources from OAK Members: Safely Engaging with Nature During COVID-19
As communities across the world work to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 with restrictions on daily life, it’s more obvious than ever that access to the outdoors, especially close-to-home outdoor recreation, is a necessity, not a nicety. Maintaining your relationship with the outdoors is undeniably difficult right now, but OAK members, supporters and partners areContinue reading “Resources from OAK Members: Safely Engaging with Nature During COVID-19”
RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2019 Award Winners Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2019 Contact: April Thomas, 206.321.3850, firstname.lastname@example.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2019 Award Winners Announced Washington, D.C. — Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the recipients of the 2019 “OAK Awards.” Awards were given to a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and RonContinue reading “RELEASE: Outdoors Alliance for Kids 2019 Award Winners Announced”