Active Parents Rejoice: The Humble-Bee Diaper Bag!

For those who love adventures and trekking through the great outdoors, a growing family means a growing amount of items with children in tow. A new diaper bag stops those bulky older ones from weighing you down. Humble-Bee has active parents in mind producing the lightest weight diaper bags that double as carry-all day packs. … Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Paddle to the Arctic Expedition pits kids’ screen time against the Canadian wilderness

This July two young families will attempt to paddle the length of the Mackenzie river, Canada’s largest and longest river, in a trip designed to challenge the current childhood trends of a sedentary lifestyle dominated by television and computer time… The Paddle to the Arctic expedition is centered around getting kids outdoors. On average, children spend 35 hours a week in front … Read more →

SUP Supporter: Imua Keiki o ke Kai Introduces Kids to SUP

Kids have some help learning to SUP in Hawaii. SIC Global Team Athlete Andrea Moller hosted the 4th annual Imua Keiki o ke Kai event, presented by Paddle Imua & Bluesmiths. The event was held on Sunday, April 3, at the Hawaiian Canoe Club in Kahului, Maui, to provide children with special needs an opportunity … Read more →