Kayaking With CAPA Students

Kayaking With CAPA Students Pittsburgh Public Schools CAPA High School Students Went Kayaking as Part of Their Gym Class This Week The North Shore concession is just a short walk from their downtown school. Over 130 students got to paddle on the water, some of them for their first time. What a great way to...
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15 Questions with Valerie our NEW Executive Director

Meet Valerie Beichner 15 Questions with our NEW Executive Director 1. Briefly tell us about your background: where did you grow up, where did you go to school, and what brought you to Venture Outdoors? I grew up in a small Pennsylvania town called Mansfield; the birthplace of the first outdoor night football game!  I...
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Kids Teach Us How to Get Outside

Kids Teach Us How to Get Outside by Alyssa Stacy, Fall Intern 2019 Fourth and fifth grade students in our Venture Outdoors summer youth program were tasked with showing us how to do their favorite activity. Over the summer these kids had the opportunity to kayak, bike, fish, geocache, and learn about the environment. We...
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Meet Our Staff: Kelly Sarkis

Meet Kelly Sarkis New Youth Programs Coordinator 1. Briefly tell us about your background: where did you grow up, where did you go to school, and what brought you to Venture Outdoors? I grew up in Nazareth, PA in the Lehigh Valley. I attended the University of Pittsburgh, studying biology and anthropology. I came to...
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Meet Ashley Martin

Meet Ashley Martin Our new Community Engagement Coordinator 1. Briefly tell us about your background: where did you grow up, where did you go to school, and what brought you to Venture Outdoors?  I've lived the majority of my life in the Pittsburgh area. I grew up in Carnegie and attended Carlynton High School. I...
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