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SUPKids Program Gets Kids Out Supping

Want to get your kids out on a sup? Try enrolling in SUPKids, founded by Linzi Hawkin. Hawkin, surer from Jersey, UK, began teaching SUP in Australia in 2014 while helping the non-profit Royal Flying Doctor provide rural healthcare services. In her second year of teaching SUP and environmental education to remote communities, she received … Read more →

Teens Spend Only One Hour Outdoors Per School Day According to New NEEF Survey

On a typical school day, teenagers spend just one hour outdoors, according to a new survey from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF).   The survey uncovers critical insights into how teens interact with the environment in today’s technology-driven world. It finds that although most teens (80 percent) say they prefer to spend time indoors, … Read more →

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 →

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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 →