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 around [...]

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 addition [...]

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 was [...]

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 has [...]

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 he [...]

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 Park [...]

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 was [...]

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 [...]

Every Kid in a Park – Youth Blog Series: Post #1

July 14, 2017   Every Kid in a Park - Youth Blog Series, Post #1 Guest blog post by Ben T., rising 4th grader, Arlington, VA Ben T. is a rising 4th grader at Ashlawn Elementary in Arlington, Virginia. This is the first in a series of blogs highlighting students who have used, or gearing [...]