Renewal Through Nature: America's National Parks and Their Effects on the Mind

Renewal Through Nature: America's National Parks and Their Effects on the Mind
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It was early on a March morning when my mother and I began our trek. Breathing in the chilly, pine-scented air, we set out from our cabin to Mather Point, following the dimly lit trail to the canyon’s south rim. We had set out to see the Grand Canyon National Park sunrise, an experience lauded by many as a memory lasting a lifetime. We were not the only ones who had braved the near-freezing temperatures that morning. Dozens of fellow hikers had gathered to witness the Grand Canyon’s great awakening, bundled up with their cameras ready for action.

Planning for Success

Planning for Success

DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management Jim Lyons; Livingston Group Consultant Mark Rey and Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director Luis Benitez discuss plans for the future success of outdoor recreation. Moderated by RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.

A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

Former U.S. Senators Blanch Lincoln and Mark Begich join American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan in a Congressional Hearing-style panel discussion on navigating transitions and planning for the future of outdoor recreation in the travel, education and health sectors at Partners Outdoors 2016. Playing the role of witnesses are Travel Oregon CEO and U.S. Travel Association Chair Todd Davidson, National Wildlife Federation VP for Education Kevin Coyle and NPS Park Rx Advisor Dr. Robert Zarr.

Building and Sustaining Partnerships

Building and Sustaining Partnerships

Find Your Park

Find Your Park

National Park Foundation VP David French describes the successes and future plans of the "Find Your Park" Campaign at Partners Outdoors 2016.

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

An all-star panel describes public and private efforts around the Every Kid in a Park Initiative focused on introducing America's 4th graders to their public lands and waters.

National Travel and Tourism Strategy

National Travel and Tourism Strategy

U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Director of Research Ron Erdmann and Brand USA Public Policy Communications Manager Jason Aul describe efforts and initiatives of the National Travel Tourism Strategy at Partners Outdoors 2016.

America's Great Outdoors

America's Great Outdoors

White House CEQ Deputy Associate Director for America's Great Outdors; Federal Recreation Council Executive Director Cirse Gonzales and Conservation Legacy CEO Harry Bruell discuss successes of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

USFS and ARC are Teaming Up to Use Mobile Gaming Tech to Get Kids Outdoors

USFS and ARC are Teaming Up to Use Mobile Gaming Tech to Get Kids Outdoors
This release is available as a PDF here

On Thursday June 23rd, senior representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and American Recreation Coalition will come together, grab their mobile devices, and celebrate the official launch of the Discovery Agents mobile game and open up an exciting world of outdoor exploration through virtual reality and geo-located challenges. This interactive event comes on the heels of the announcement that the U.S. Forest Service and American Recreation Coalition have partnered to bring Discovery Agents to more than 60 national forests and grasslands across the country in 2016.