OAK AWARDS are bestowed annually on OAK members and decision-makers for significant contributions toward advancing opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect with nature. The OAK Awards program was established in 2016.

OAK 2016 Award Recipients

2016 OAK Leaf Awards
Outdoors Alliance for Kids Announces Inaugural OAK Leaf Awards: REI, The North Face, National Park Trust, Children & Nature Network and National League of Cities honored for collaborative approaches to getting kids outdoors.

From left to right: Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club, OAK Chair; Becky Smith, REI; Mikaela Randolph, Children & Nature Network; Priya Cook, National League of Cities; Margaret Lamar, Children & Nature Network; Grace Lee, National Park Trust; Tanya Oliveira, The North Face; Paul Sanford, The Wilderness Society, OAK Vice Chair – OAK Welcome and Awards Ceremony at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Washington, D.C.

2016 OAK Tree Award
Senator Patty Murray of Washington Receives Inaugural OAK Tree Award for her steadfast support for environmental education.


connecting children, youth and families with the outdoors