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Go All-In on Black Friday by Choosing to #OptOutside News / Partners

In 2015, REI sparked conversation – and a larger movement – when they made the shocking announcement that they would not only close their stores on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but that they would also pay their 12,000+ employees to essentially play outside that day instead. The idea was to encourage people to skip the traditional shopping rush on what’s become known as “Black Friday”...

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PC: J. Orrico Learning / News

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors, but aren’t quite sure where to start – or do you know someone else who dreams of working outdoors? Whether you’re hoping to forge your own path or are working with young people who are hoping to establish a career in the outdoors, keep reading for tips on how to hone in on a career...

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The More the Merrier: Celebrate the Holidays Outdoors! News / Webinars & Events

November brings fall colors, cold nights, and the bustle of the holiday season. For many of us the outdoors, our family, and our friends are a natural part of enjoying this time of year. Youth programs often find this time valuable for reflecting back on the busy summer and starting to think about goals for the upcoming year. There are a couple of great national...

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TYO Launches New Resources Developed For The Every Kid In A Park Initiative News / Partners

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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Summer Fun for Youth About TYO / News

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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