Alissa’s Self Improvement Tips

Self Improvement by Alissa Powel, 15 y.o. Summer Learn & Earn Student  Allisa Powell is going into her sophomore year of high school at Obama Academy. She loves to get outdoors and sees herself as a very active person. "My favorite thing to do outside is taking walks and just being out in the sun....
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Why Representation is so Important: A Poem

A short poem about finding identity in nature.     By Elena Shahen, 2019 Summer Intern  I’ve always loved nature. It is wild, unique, and free, All things I want to be. Strong and tall Like the trees Open to a refreshing breeze Crackling laughter Like water rushing through a creek Or wind rustling leaves...
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Meet Amy Camp!

Meet Amy Camp Venture Outdoor's trip leader and all around wonder woman. Amy is involved in multiple organizations inspiring everyone to get outside! Which Trips are you leading this summer? I recently assisted with the Tamale Ride along the Butler-Freeport Community Trail, and will soon be assisting with the Railroaders Lunch & Ride, Soul to...
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Refresh Your Outdoor Instagram Inspiration

Refresh your outdoor Instagram inspiration Tired of seeing the same old thing on Instagram? Looking for fresh faces and inspiring stories? Follow these 25 Instagram outdoor enthusiasts to for fun times, inspiring stories, and new ideas for getting outdoors. Enjoy! By Elena Shahen, Summer Intern 2019 1. @UnlikelyHikers View this post on Instagram A post...
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7 Fun Outdoor Activities To Do In The Rain

7 Fun Outdoor Activities To Do In The Rain By: Beth Zabiegalski, Youth Education & Training Coordinator We are all aware... it's raining. But, if you’re like me, you still want to find a way to get outside! I’ve been thinking about the activities I’d like to do in the rain and compiled a list...
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