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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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Grantee Spotlight: Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the greatest American athletes of all time. She competed in the heptathlon and the long jump in four Olympic games, winning six medals. But before she became a track and field legend,

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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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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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5 Tips for Sun Safety This Summer

As the weather warms up, people are starting to spend more time outside. Going for walks, playing in the park, or just basking in the sun are all great ways to celebrate longer days and warmer temperatures. Spending

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