Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kids

by Jackie Ostfeld, OAK co-founder and chair As we head into winter, I am welcoming the short days and long nights as an invitation to slow down, rest, and reflect. Walking through my neighborhood park on a crisp cool day, I am filled with gratitude for my nearby parks and public lands, places I goContinue reading “Growing Stronger Together in 2022: Outdoors Alliance for Kids”

[Re-Blog] Congresswoman Katie Porter: “After a Year Indoors, We Must Support Every Kid Outdoors”

August 25, 2021 By Congresswoman Katie Porter and Jayni Rasmussen  This blog was originally posted on SierraClub.org. Featured photo: Big Bend at Zion National Park, courtesy Cadence C. Cook, National Park Service. Representative Katie Porter, one of the authors of this blog, knows firsthand the joy of the outdoors. Growing up, her family took vacations at national parksContinue reading “[Re-Blog] Congresswoman Katie Porter: “After a Year Indoors, We Must Support Every Kid Outdoors””

A TIME TO UNPLUG: Get Ready for Screen-Free Week!

Guest blog by Rinny Yourman, JD – originally appeared on childrenandnaturenetwork.org.  OAK is a proud endorser of Screen-Free Week. About the Author: Rinny Yourman, JD, is a Screen Time Program Assistant at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which hosts Screen-Free Week. Imagine a week when children give their undivided attention to the natural world aroundContinue reading “A TIME TO UNPLUG: Get Ready for Screen-Free Week!”

RELEASE: National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Contact: Brenna Muller, 202-548-4581, contact@outdoorsallianceforkids.org National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids Washington, DC– The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced the addition of Grace Lee of National Park Trust and Meg Krueger of Wilderness Inquiry to OAK’s steering committee. The additionContinue reading “RELEASE: National Park Trust, Wilderness Inquiry join leadership of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids”

NEW YORK BILL CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH OUTDOORS

by Suparna Dutta, Sierra Club Outdoors intern New York joins the growing roster of states advancing strategies to connect children and youth with the outdoors. With a unanimous vote (63-0) lawmakers from both sides of the aisle just passed legislation to address the growing divide between children and the outdoors. State Assembly Bill A735 wasContinue reading “NEW YORK BILL CONNECTS CHILDREN WITH OUTDOORS”

Every Kid in a Park Youth Blog Series: Post #8 Tigran

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #8 Interview with Tigran, Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Meet Tigran, a twelve year old* from California. Tigran serves as a Buddy Bison Student Ambassador through the National Park Trust and is a true advocate for getting other kids in the outdoors! His incredible involvement hasContinue reading “Every Kid in a Park Youth Blog Series: Post #8 Tigran”

Every Kid in a Park Youth Blog Series: Noam (Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative)

EVERY KID IN A PARK: Youth Blog Series, Post #6 Interview with Noam, a former Every Kid in a Park pass user, and participant through the Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative. Noam D.  is about to start 5th grade at Highland Park Elementary School in Seattle. He is originally from California where heContinue reading “Every Kid in a Park Youth Blog Series: Noam (Seattle Every Kid in a Park Collaborative)”

EVERY KID IN A PARK: YOUTH BLOG SERIES POST #5 Nicole

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #5 Interview with Nicole, incoming 4th grader and Every Kid in a Park pass recipient Nicole is an incoming 4th grader at Harmony Hills Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Interviewer, Isabel Argoti, introduced Nicole and her family to the Every Kid in a ParkContinue reading “EVERY KID IN A PARK: YOUTH BLOG SERIES POST #5 Nicole”

Every Kid in a Park: Youth Blog Series: Post #4 Natalia (Bilingual)

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series, Post #4 Interview with Natalia A., former Every Kid in a Park pass user, in English and Spanish Natalia A. just finished 5th grade at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School in Maryland. She participated in the Every Kid in a Program in its first year and wasContinue reading “Every Kid in a Park: Youth Blog Series: Post #4 Natalia (Bilingual)”

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