The Power of Partnerships: OAK Helps National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day Soar

guest blog by Grace Lee, Executive Director of National Park Trust Last year during the centennial of the National Park Service, our national parks alone enjoyed more than 330 million park visitors. Great news – right? Unfortunately, most of their visitors are white and aging. Young people are our next generation of park stewards and [...]

RELEASE: NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 29, 2015 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Jackie Ostfeld, 202-821-8877, NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters OAK helps launch the Every Kid in a Park initiative in Harlem Today, the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, members of the Outdoors Alliance for [...]

President Obama to Get Every Kid in a Park

guest blog by Sierra Club Nearby Nature Director and OAK Chair, Jackie Ostfeld; originally featured in the Huffington Post A walk in the woods will change a child's life. That is, if she ever makes it to the trailhead. This week, President Obama unveiled the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative to connect children and their [...]