Outdoor Recreation Idea of the Day, December 3, 2010

Help Interested Teachers Form Middle School and High School Outing Clubs

December 3, 2010 (Washington, DC) - There are many teachers in middle and high schools who have a passion for and knowledge of the Great Outdoors. And many of these same teachers are popular with students. Imagine if we could build on the National Park Service teacher/ranger/teacher program with a broader effort to support significant numbers of interested teachers who wished to create local outing clubs that met every week over lunch to learn about places to go and things to do over the next month -- and empowered with free entrance passes to pass out to students from federal, state and local parks and outdoor spaces.

Idea of the Day is inspired by the President's America's Great Outdoors Initiative and its IdeaJam blog. ARC’s submissions to the blog can be found if you click here. Additional ideas that have been submitted to IdeaJam can be found in our September 2010 newsletter, which is here.