Blog Entries - 2017

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National Environmental Education Foundation Releases Teen Survey Partner Toolkit

December 29, 2017

Youth, and adults, in today’s culture are spending an increasingly less amount of time outdoors and more time indoors behind a screen. According to the Nation Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) the average

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2017 Crawford Prize Recipient

November 22, 2017    Crawford Prize

The National Recreation Foundation proudly presents Susan Teegen as this year’s Crawford Prize Recipient. Since 2003, the Crawford Prize recognizes a living person who has dedicated him or herself to enhancing

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NYC Organization Works to Address Lack of Diversity in the Outdoors

September 27, 2017

One of my favorite parts of the trend of social media is that I get introduced to all sorts of new and innovative programs. I take special note of those that fall within our scope at the NRF and feel that is important

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The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation, Conservation and Environmentalism

August 29, 2017

A recent post on the Blue Sky Founders Forum addresses the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion, what Blue Sky refers to as DEI, specifically in the areas of Outdoor Recreation, Conservation, and Environmental

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Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature

August 7, 2017

Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing” originated in Japan as a way for individuals to reconnect with the natural world. Forest bathing has quickly expanded around the world due to the positive mental and physical health

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The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Opened This Summer in San Antonio

July 16, 2017

The National Recreation Foundation looks to enhance the quality of life of economically, physically or mentally disadvantaged youth, those we often describe as being “at-risk”, through investing in recreation

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