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

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Contact:   Grace Lee, 301-706-3407, grace@parktrust.org; Brenna Muller, 202-630- 1864, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org   NYC 4th graders get free passes to visit public lands and waters [New York City] - Today, partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park [...]

The 21st Century Conservation Service Corps: The Future for Public Lands

guest blog by Brandon Nguyen, Sierra Club intern, Summer 2016 Earlier this summer, the First Family visited Yosemite National Park to celebrate Father’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in the great outdoors. Standing in a picturesque scene, with the natural legacy of Half-Dome towering several thousand feet overhead, President Obama [...]

RELEASE: OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM CO-FOUNDER, REI

  July 15, 2016   For Immediate Release Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, brenna.muller@sierraclub.org Outdoors Alliance to Kids receives support from Co-Founder, REI Washington, DC - The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is honored to receive support from one of its founding steering committee members, REI. With a generous grant of $30,000, REI is ensuring OAK [...]

RELEASE: NATIONAL PARK TRUST, OUTDOORS ALLIANCE FOR KIDS RECEIVE THE NORTH FACE 2016 EXPLORE FUND GRANTS

National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2016  Explore Fund Grants   NPT’s Buddy Bison Program funded to increase access to the outdoors for youth in 5 urban cities. Washington, D.C.  – June 30, 2016 – In this Centennial year of the National Park Service, National Park Trust is pleased to [...]

Young Girls Learn about Gender Justice and Environmental Stewardship

guest blog post by A. Tianna Scozzaro, Director, Sierra Club's Global Population & Environment Program “We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends” – Mary McLeod Bethune A powerful civil rights activist and educator, Mary [...]

RELEASE: Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Contact: Virginia Cramer, 804-519-8449, Virginia.Cramer@sierraclub.org Every Kid in a Park Spring Tour Outdoors Alliance for Kids to get 1000s of fourth graders outdoors this spring Washington, DC - Today, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids announced its Spring Every Kid in a Park program lineup. OAK members will host a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Action on ECHO, OAK Education Pillar, and other news

OAK October 2014 Newsletter OAK ECHO Across America Webinar On October 6, OAK’s State and Local Action team lead a webinar on OAK’s ECHO (Every Child Healthy Outdoors) Across Americainitiative.  32 participants joined us for the webinar to learn about the initiative and how to utilize the ECHO Across America Toolkit. Interested in joining OAK’s [...]