Articles written by: Rebekah Veldhuizen

Top Priority: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
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Top Priority: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Life has a tendency to distract us, to push our goals and dreams to the side. Death on the other hand, in many ways, makes us look at life with a broader perspective. This is at least how it was for Barry Leonard. Barry was a passenger of USAirways Flight […]

2013 National Arbor Day Award Supports Outdoor Learning
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2013 National Arbor Day Award Supports Outdoor Learning

What child doesn’t want to go outside to learn? So often, schools try to pen children into dark school buildings and force feed them bits of knowledge. As we all know, most youngsters haven’t reached the maturity or dedication to be able to sit for so long and consume all […]

Global Youth Service Day
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Global Youth Service Day

On its 25th year anniversary, Global Youth Service Day will unite over 100 countries through service. Global Youth Service Day is a time when kids and young adults join in leading volunteer projects to celebrate the time youth have been volunteering year round. It takes place from April 26-28, and is […]

Nature Valley Supports National Park Week Digitally
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Nature Valley Supports National Park Week Digitally

In celebration of our national parks, Nature Vally is expanding its mobile footage of Sequoia National Park by approximately 50 miles. This will be an addition to the Nature Valley Trail View, a digital platform that provides more than 375 panoramic views and interactive guides. Already, some of our most […]

Adults Can Enjoy the Outdoors Too
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Adults Can Enjoy the Outdoors Too

Sometimes it just feels like the kids get all the attention. Youth programs are sweeping the nation, while adults are at home sweeping the floors. It’s about time adults have a program that engages them with nature, especially for those who need that extra bit of help to get outside. […]

Support Sierra Club for Earth Day
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Support Sierra Club for Earth Day

Not sure what to do this year for Earth Day? No worries, the Sierra Club has you covered. The Sierra Club’s initiative Get Out has six categories of ways anyone can “get out and explore, enjoy, and protect”. No longer can that broken leg from your last outing keep you from […]

Colin Arisman Shares “Only the Essentials”
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Colin Arisman Shares “Only the Essentials”

Colin Arisman and high school friend Casey Gannon share a love for the outdoors that has kept them friends five years later. Their friendship will have a chance to grow lots more starting April 19th as they begin their hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650 mile hike that […]

The Pack Project Activation Grant
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The Pack Project Activation Grant

For those passionate about connecting others with the outdoors, get your plans ready. Outdoor Nation and Merrell will be awarding $25,000 worth of grants to a minimum of ten projects. The grants will be awarded to those that have plans to not only connect people with the outdoors, but create […]

Stacy Bare: Making the Outdoors Available to Everyone
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Stacy Bare: Making the Outdoors Available to Everyone

Stacy Bare is a veteran, outdoor enthusiast, a local leader, and the Director of the Sierra Club Mission Outdoors. After experiencing the power of the outdoors as a veteran, Stacy now shares that same experience with others, whether they be veterans or children. Stacy took some time to share how anyone […]

North Face’s Explore Fund Gets Kids Outside
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North Face’s Explore Fund Gets Kids Outside

Creativity and exploration are needed for the growth of youth. Taking a hike or drifting down a river, these are things everyone should have the opportunity to experience. Yet our culture pulls people indoors, continually disconnecting us from a world of beauty and experiences. The Explore Fund is North Face’s way […]