The Urgent Need for Nature During and After COVID-19
COVID-19 is exacerbating the critical health benefits of time outdoors, and highlighting the fact that families do not have equitable access. Access to safe, nearby nature must be prioritized as critical public health infrastructure and not just an amenity for a few.
Learning in nature: Washington becomes first in the country to license outdoor preschools
Outdoor preschools are becoming more popular nationwide, encouraging kids to spend more time in nature. Washington just became the first state in the country to officially license them.
Efforts Continue in Minnesota to Create an Office of Outdoor Recreation
Despite broad awareness of the state’s recreation economy and a promising push during the 2019 legislative session, a bill to create the state’s office stalled out.
Effort To Create Outdoor Equity Fund In New Mexico
Low-income youth and their families could soon have expanded opportunities to access state parks, federal public lands, and a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities as part of a statewide and national coalition effort to establish an Outdoor Equity Fund in the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session.