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Outdoor Foundation Executive Director Resigns

The Outdoor Foundation board of directors announced that Executive Director Chris Fanning is resigning to become the natural and historical resources chief for Prince George’s County (located just outside of Washington, D.C.). The Outdoor Foundation board, the philanthropic arm of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), has established a search committee to lead the leadership transition process. … Read more →

Fund Your School’s Kids to Parks Day Trip

National Park Trust is inviting students across the country to participate in the 7th annual Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks and public lands, a “day of play!” In honor of the day, the group is once again hosting the Kids to Parks Day (KTP) National School Contest to … Read more →

Love Thy Neighbor Film Debuts, Offering Deeper Connection with Nature

In timing with the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, a new film called Love Thy Nature showed in  over 40 cities across the country this summer, with the goal of better connecting people with nature. Narrated by Liam Neeson and produced by Sylvie Rokab, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey into the beauty and intimacy … Read more →

Great Outdoors Western Campout a Success

This year’s Great Outdoors Western Campout was a resounding success, down to the S’mores and mud… Hosted by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, and held in cooperation with the Great Outdoors Month Partnership, 14 other families from across the West met in June at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The event will celebrated Great Outdoors … Read more →

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Hockey Dad Diaries: Crested Butte Powder Before the Big Game

What would you do if you if you drew the short hockey dad straw and had to drive four hip-hop-listening, 14-year-old girls, with all their gear, to their tournament six hours away in Gunnison, Colo.? You take them out of school a day early and also head to nearby Crested Butte for an early day … Read more →

The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt

  Growing up Easter Sunday was a time to be with friends. We weren’t a religious family, so the true message of why Easter came about was slightly lost on us young folks. We spent the day like so many of our neighbors, rolling our hand painted boiled eggs until they smashed, before sitting down … Read more →

Matt Takes the Family to Joshua Tree (Part I)

For the last three years, we’ve been remodeling our humble abode in Hollywood. Well, New Year’s came and my resolution was to have an outdoor life again — no more saving for the house, no more working on the house, just fun. Since we haven’t taken a vacation for the last five years, I granted … Read more →

A Mindful Life Approach to Getting Your Kids Outdoors

(By Kirsten Race, Mindful Life) The other morning I was on a hike with my daughter. It was a perfect setting, yet my daughter could not stop complaining that she was too tired to walk “all the way to the pond” and she might get stung by a bee and she had pebbles in her … Read more →