Every Kid in a Park: Youth Blog Series Post #3 with the National Military Family Association

  Every Kid in a Park: Youth Blog Series Post #3 Guest Blog with Tiaira D. from the National Military Family Association Tiaira D. is a young lady from North Carolina who visited a national park for the first time through National Military Family Association (NMFA) family program. At age 18, she is far from [...]

EVERY KID IN A PARK – YOUTH BLOG SERIES: POST #2

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #2 Interview with Evie E. & Louise R., former Every Kid in a Park pass users Evie E. and Louise R. are both rising sixth-graders at Creative Minds International Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. They were both invited to speak at OAK’s Congressional Lunch Briefing [...]

RELEASE: Lawmakers introduce bipartisan legislation to get children outdoors

Washington, DC -- Today, members of congress on both sides of the aisle came together to help get our kids outdoors. The Every Kid Outdoors Act, introduced by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03), Scott Tipton (R-CO-03), and Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), would encourage fourth graders and their families to visit America’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures.

Give me an O. A. K.

guest blog by Jackie Ostfeld, Sierra Club's Nearby Nature Director and OAK Chair, and Brenna Muller, Sierra Club's Trails and OAK Program Manager Give me an O. Give me an A. Give me a K. What’s that spell? “OAK” cheered 100s of fourth graders at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC, on Tuesday during an [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS SUPPORTS HEALTHY KIDS OUTDOORS ACT TO RECONNECT KIDS WITH NATURE

For Immediate Release                                                                     Contacts: Christina Batcheler 703-438-6098 batchelerc@nwf.org Outdoors Alliance for Kids Supports Healthy Kids Outdoors Act to Reconnect Kids with Nature  New Legislation Aims To Connect Youth with the Outdoors WASHINGTON (April 23, 2015) – Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (NM) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI) introduced legislation aimed at connecting youth and families with [...]

Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors

by Dr. Jill Biden Originally published on the White House Joining Forces Blog As we mark the second anniversary of Joining Forces and celebrate the Month of the Military Child, April gives us the opportunity to celebrate our nation's youngest heroes—the children whose parents serve in our Armed Forces. Military children face many unique challenges – on average, [...]