Author Archives: Saveria Tilden



Saveria Tilden
Saveria Tilden

TYO-Communications Manager | My passion is connecting people to the outdoors. I do this professionally as a consultant specializing in marketing and communications for companies/organizations committed to getting people outdoors. I also teach people about the outdoors first hand as an REI Outdoor School Instructor and a Sierra Club Leader.

Developing an After-School Outdoor Program or Adventure Club
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Developing an After-School Outdoor Program or Adventure Club

At TYO we passionately believe that getting youth outdoors can change lives, influence academics & career choices, and has positive health benefits. Developing an After-School Outdoor Program or Adventure Club can provide many benefits to your students and may be easier than you think! Don’t know where to start… the TYO After–School / Adventure Clubs Learning Path breaks down the process into 4 steps. Planning!...

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01 Oct 2016
SAVE THE DATE: National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2016!
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SAVE THE DATE: National Public Lands Day, September 24, 2016!

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is largest, single day volunteer effort for public lands. This is a fee-free day for all federal lands and many state parks to encourage people to join in and spend a day outdoors. Whether you are volunteering or simply enjoying one of the many outdoor activities available, we encourage you to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Quick Links: Interested in...

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19 Aug 2016
TYO Launches New Resources Developed For The Every Kid In A Park Initiative
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TYO Launches New Resources Developed For The Every Kid In A Park Initiative

Starting on September 1st all 4th graders and their families will once again be eligible to get FREE admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters. Now in it’s second year, the Every Kid in a Park initiative, continues to support President Obama’s commitment that every American has the opportunity to experience and enjoy our nation’s special outdoor spaces. TYO has partnered with...

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19 Aug 2016
3 Reasons Why You Should Expand Your Online Professional Networks and How TYO Can Help
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3 Reasons Why You Should Expand Your Online Professional Networks and How TYO Can Help

While we spend much of our energy working hard to build outdoor communities for youth, it is easy to overlook the need for growing our own personal communities and networks. Building your network, while essential for professional growth, often gets put in the “to do when I have time pile.” Having a strong professional network can not only help your own professional growth but also...

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29 Jul 2016
Summer Fun for Youth
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100’s of Outdoor Games and Activities for Summer!

With summer in full swing, we wanted to share some of our favorite youth outdoor activities and resources. Whether you are grabbing a paddle to hit the water or lacing up your boots to explore the trails, these activities will inspire lots of good times to fill the long summer days. Find over 100 different Experiential Education games, activities, exercises and icebreakers shared by the Sierra...

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29 Jul 2016
Check Out TYO’s Browse Page
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Check Out TYO’s Browse Page

TYO’s most recent upgrade is the new Browse page. This page replaces the old “Topics” page. New members will be directed to the Browse page upon signing up and returning members will be able to find the Browse page in the left menu bar. This new page allows the TYO team to share Featured content and reorganize our Topics into categories making them even easier to find. We plan to update...

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01 Jul 2016
TYO MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Mike Valler, True Course
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TYO MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Mike Valler, True Course

TYO Member Mike Valler works as a Case Manager assigned to a 2nd Chance Juvenile Court. Using his years of experience working with youth organizations and teaching Positive Youth Development Frameworks, Mike is developing a program using the outdoors to bring life-skills to the at-risk youth he works with. Using TYO to focus on the business side of things, such as creating a plan and vision...

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18 Aug 2015
Meet the TYO Interns!
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Meet the TYO Interns!

We have 3 amazing TYO interns, Antwan, Francisco, and Yousif that are all recent graduates of the Outdoor Outreach Adventure Club Program and are now serving as TYO interns while studying at College and University. Antwan and Yousif are both Iraqi refugees that were re-settled in San Diego with the opportunity to start a new life and Francisco is a first generation immigrant from Mexico....

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18 Aug 2015
TYO Partner Spotlight: The North Face
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TYO Partner Spotlight: The North Face

TYO would not be possible without the generous financial support of The North Face.  As part of its mission to start a global movement of Outdoor Exploration, The North Face became a founding sponsor of TYO in addition to introducing The Explore Fund in 2010. The Explore Fund has since provided more than $1.5 million in U.S. grants to more than 300 non-profit organizations committed...

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18 Aug 2015
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