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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Joins NRF's Board of Trustees

Jackie Joyner-Kersee has a long and distinguished career beginning as an outstanding high school athlete in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was unmatched as a basketball player and track athlete at Lincoln Senior High

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Arshay Cooper Awarded NRF’s 2022 Crawford Prize

  “For a lot of young people out there, the question is: ‘How do I allow this fire inside of me to shine brighter than the fire that happens around me?’ I think the answer is the power of outdoors.” –

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Forest Therapy Shows Promise as a Well-Being Practice

Extensive scientific research now supports the idea that spending time in nature has positive impacts on our physical and mental health. Forest therapy builds on this idea to offer the healing benefits of nature in a

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Tom's of Maine Incubator is Accepting Applications from BIPOC Youth Environmentalists

The youngest generations have the most at stake when it comes to taking environmental action. Additionally, People of Color are disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

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Outdoor Experiences Can Support Diversity Education Goals Among College Students

The outdoors has long been a place for people to explore what they’re capable of and who they want to be. For young people who pursue higher education, college is also a time to think about identity and meet people

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Photo courtesy of Outdoors Empowered Network

Gear Libraries Can Help Increase Access to Outdoor Recreation

There are all kinds of barriers that prevent people from participating in outdoor recreation where they want or how they would like. These include lack of leisure time, unreliable access to transportation, limited

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