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Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

Bitterroot

Julia Hotz

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18 October 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Studies have routinely shown that spending time outdoors is good for health, so programs are being implemented in the United States in order to increase children's access to getting outside. From California's Outdoor ...

Searchlight New Mexico

April Reese

27 August 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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The Outdoor Equity Fund in New Mexico introduces troubled youth across the state to exploration in nature as a sort of informal therapy and mental retreat. The Fund - a first of it's kind across the nation - distribut...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

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2 July 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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PowerCorps is a program that provides job training for young adults in Camden, New Jersey. It matches participants with opportunities to improve the green infrastructure in the community and is supported by the Camden...

KQED

Emily Kaplan

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28 June 2019

Maine, United States

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After teachers noticed high school students were lacking interest and motivation, one rural Maine town decided to completely reimagine the curriculum for the first year of high school. The school developed a program, ...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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18 June 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A New York organization called Brooklyn Boatworks conducts an after school program for students across NYC to learn STEM skills through the construction of a boat. The teaching model is built to support students who d...

The Colorado Sun

Erin McIntyre

27 May 2019

Ouray, Colorado, United States

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By combining biomimicry with biodiversity, Colorado’s forests have kept damaging fir beetles at bay. The city of Ouray, Colorado, and the Colorado State Forest Service have been working with the help of volunteers to ...

Mongabay

Dilrukshi Handunnetti

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15 May 2019

Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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What was once the garbage dump of a clothing company in Sri Lanka is now the site of an urban butterfly garden. Dilmah Conservation and naturalist Rajika Gamage created the open air garden in 2011 to conserve endanger...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

26 March 2019

Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States

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The Growth-based Alternative Learning and Leadership Opportunity program combines outdoor education with core academic subjects - "attempting to connect math, history, and language arts with a physical experience." Te...

Sea Maven

Libby Leyden

6 March 2019

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Surfing lessons are bridging racial divides and providing a therapeutic outlet for disadvantaged children in South Africa. In a society largely segregated by race, children in Cape Town’s black communities disproporti...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

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19 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The first company to ever become carbon neutral, Natural Habitat Adventures has been setting a high bar with innovative sustainability practices. Nat Hab hosts trips all over the world and use it as an opportunity to ...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

Outside

Rachel Walker

24 November 2018

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States

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The Venture Out Project hosts outdoor camps and wilderness adventures for transgender children to help them feel a sense of community, confidence, and self-worth. In the midst of controversial political environments a...

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Adrienne Day

2 November 2018

United States

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Whether they have access to an excess of land or a spare rooftop on their building in the middle of a cramped city, schools across the United States are making efforts to incorporate more green space into their proper...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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5 October 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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A high school in Colorado is focusing efforts on combatting the recent increases in adolescent suicide rates. Known as Project Basecamp, the curriculum is "designed to prevent mental crisis, encourage students to advo...

The Diplomat

Didem Tali

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10 September 2018

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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A Mongolian man named Ulziitogtork transformed a former granite mine that was filled with rubbish into a park/community center for children that sits on top of an artificial lake. Children used to play in the mine, wh...

NPR

Deena Prichep

3 September 2018

Oregon, United States

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Organizations like Let Grow are partnering with elementary schools and providing parents with lesson plans and resources to inspire independent and self-directed play in students - giving "families the information the...

Durango Herald

Danika Worthington

13 August 2018

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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With a shortage of women pursuing careers within the sciences, a program based out of University of Colorado, Boulder is looking to tip the scales. Implemented by two female graduate students, Girls of Rock is open to...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Morgan Tilton

6 August 2018

Colorado, United States

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Western State Colorado University is launching the first Outdoor Industry MBA program in order to meet a growing need for industry leaders versed in sustainability best practices. Courses range from "Sustainable Outdo...

Quartz

Lauren Alix Brown

5 June 2018

Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

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A school in Ohio runs a program called Adventure Girls in order to teach adolescent girls resilience and creative problem-solving skills. The curriculum is borne out of research designed to build resilience, and it cr...

Ensia

Virginia Gewin

15 May 2018

United States

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A lack of diversity in the environment and conservation sector has been well calculated, documented and established, but the story doesn't end there. Many groups across the U.S are looking to not just recruit a more ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Schonhardt

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1 May 2018

Guatemala

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In various parts of the world, women's voices often aren't heard when it comes to ways to mitigate against climate change, despite their intimate experiences with it. Women in Guatemala are fighting agains this roadbl...

The Atlantic

Conor Williams

26 April 2018

Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

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Across America, preschools that incorporate outdoor activities into their instruction are on the rise. It is believed that moving out of a classroom and into nature can help children creatively learn, build skills at ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Amanda Paulson

16 February 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Those living in low-income neighborhoods and classified as economically disadvantaged are less likely to have the opportunity to spend time in the outdoors. A series of initiatives throughout the state of Colorado aim...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

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23 January 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Tortoises as well as other species native to Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are facing increasingly critical threats due to climate change. Thanks to a program that is embedded in the Galapagos school system, however, hi...

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