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Grantee Spotlight: Q&A with Black Outside

Black Outside, Inc. received a 2022 Outdoor Grant from NRF. Funding supports Black Outside’s Charles Roundtree Bloom Project. Based in San Antonio, the program aims to create a space of communal healing for youth

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Youth Outdoor Recreation in an Era of Extreme Heat

Recent heatwaves in Europe, North America, and many other parts of the world serve as examples of the troubling weather patterns that are on the rise as a result of climate change. 15 of the 16 warmest years on record

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The Role of LGBTQ+ Spaces in Outdoor Recreation

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate the full range of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. Pride can mean parades, parties, and corporate visibility campaigns, but it’s also a good time to examine the ways we offer

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The Outdoorist Oath is for Planet, Inclusion, and Adventure

Planet. Inclusion. Adventure. These are the three core focus areas of the Outdoorist Oath, a new movement founded by José González, Teresa Baker, and Wyn Wiley (also known as drag activist Pattie Gonia). The Oath is

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Agritourism: Where Good Eating and Outdoor Recreation Come Together

With Memorial Day kicking off the unofficial start of summer, there are all kinds of things to be excited about in the coming months. Summer is a great time for kids to be outside and go on adventures. It’s also when

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Trauma Informed Practices Support Youth Resilience

When we think about trauma, we often imagine a single precipitating event, maybe an accident, a natural disaster, or an assault. These can certainly be causes of trauma, but chronic adversity, systemic lack of

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