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Great Outdoors America Week: OAK/Sierra Club Briefing on Military Kids and Outdoors

6/29/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

On Wednesday, June 27th, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids and the Sierra Club hosted a briefing on military kids and the outdoors. In a sense, military kids serve right alongside their deployed parents. These children carry the burden of “holding […] Read more >

American People to Washington, DC: “We Just Want to Get Outdoors”

9/28/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

How do you get kids, hunters, veterans, ranchers, rock-climbers, archaeologists, birdwatchers, urban planners, business leaders, health advocates and more to fly to DC and go to the same reception?  Besides good food and cold drinks? By celebrating America’s great outdoors of […] Read more >

Outdoor Nation Ambassador Juan Herrera tells his story (photo by Marine Jaouen, NWF)

“I Would Be Dead” Without The Colorado Flatirons: Great Outdoors as Lifeline

9/23/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The centerpiece of yesterday’s Outdoors Alliance for Kids-hosted briefing on reconnecting Americans with the outdoors may have been the announcement that Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) will introduce Senate and House versions of the Healthy Kids […] Read more >

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announces his partnership with Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)

“This Isn’t a Partisan Issue”: Sen. Udall, Rep. Kind Make the Case for Healthy Kids Outdoors

9/22/2011 // By Max Greenberg

At a congressional briefing today on the benefits of reconnecting Americans with the outdoors, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) announced their intention to introduce Senate and House versions of the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act (HKOA) sometime […] Read more >

Reasons to Get Outdoors (While I’m Stuck Inside)

9/22/2011 // By Max Greenberg

So here I am, wearing a tie and being all professional-like. Sitting in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, gearing up for work. I’m years removed from real youth, stuck in 9-to-5 grind mode. But today, my spirit […] Read more >

No Fracking Way: Protecting Our Public Lands, Wild Places and Wildlife

9/21/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Great Outdoors America Week is September 19 -22 this year, but every day is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of our public lands, wild places and wildlife. George Washington National Forest, which stretches from Virginia to West Virginia, is […] Read more >

Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park by Tom Wood

It’s Premiere Week — for Autumn! Share Photos of Your Favorite Outdoor Spaces

9/20/2011 // By Anne Cissel

It’s mid-September: The days are growing shorter. The temperature is dropping. And this week, dozens of new TV shows are premiering. Are you northern-hemisphere inhabitants preparing to hibernate? Resist! Resist! When the earth starts tilting away from the sun, we […] Read more >