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Programs that promote recreation and fitness. These stories center on sports, recreation, and physical fitness, as well as the facilities—such as parks and camps—that support such activities.

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This Montana Group Has Adventurers Working for Scientists

Bitterroot

Text / 1500-3000 Words

Outdoor enthusiasts make effective citizen scientists. In Montana, Adventure Scientists pairs outdoor adventure-seekers with scientists looking to collect data in remote locations. The volunteers gather data that inform US Forest Service and other conservation studies. The project has led to rese...

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'Water is my happy place': accessible surf school ignites passion for sport in Bristol

The Guardian

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The UK is home to an artificial surfing lagoon that aims to help those with disabilities have access to water sports they otherwise may not be able to participate in. Acting as both a physical and mental rehabilitation methodology, The Wave was designed "to make sure the space was accessible phys...

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How Beitar Jerusalem's football club owner took on racism and won

BBC

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Ending discrimination in football requires directly addressing some of the negative aspects of fan behavior. In Israel, the owner of the Beitar Jerusalem football club has threatened to take legal action against the La Familiar fan club, claiming damages to Beitar’s brand. In addition to the thre...

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Adult Onset Hunters: A New Type Of Sportsman Could Be The Key To Funding Conservation

KBSX

Radio / 3-5 Minutes

In the United States, many conservation efforts are funded by hunters through the 1937 Pittman-Robertson Act and the Duck Stamp. Over the years, there has been a decline in hunting, but organizations like Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) are trying to change that. They offer a 5-week class c...

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Philadelphia's new toy library lets families save money — and the environment — while forming a community

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Multi-Media / 800-1500 Words

The Rutabaga Toy Library in Philadelphia - which was born out of a borrowed idea from Austin, Texas - helps parents afford to checkout donated toys for their kids by offering low-price memberships to families in the surrounding area. The business addresses the common trend that enables parents to...

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Ed tech can transform physical education classes, too

The Hechinger Report

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged throughout class periods when gym space is limited.

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