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
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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.

RECx II Videos

RECx II - Building Awareness and Engagement

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: A Model for Community Engagement in the Outdoors - Lee Dassler, Western Foothills Land Trust

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine. The model is simple – we bring together a diverse network of event hosts for two weekends a year (February & September) and showcase all of the outdoor events, opportunities, facilities, and activities the great state of Maine has to offer. September 2016 will be our 10th Great Maine Outdoor Weekend, and over the 5 years we’ve been hosting these events we’ve seen consistent growth in the number of partners, events, and participants.

Partners Outdoors 2016 Videos

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Day One: RECx

RECx I videos - Policy and Technology Innovation featuring:

Partners Outdoors 2016 Videos

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  • RECx I videos
  • Secretary Sally Jewell's Keynote Address
  • Secretary Sally Jewell at Partners Outdoors 2016

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell delivered powerful keynote remarks during the Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit at Partners Outdoors 2016. She outlined challenges facing outdoor recreation leaders, including the need to engage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and invite an ever-changing American population to experience their public lands and waters. She also praised the remarkable accomplishments of Obama Administration initiatives like Find Your Park and Every Kid in a Park.

    With an ever growing focus on the lifestyle proposition that the outdoor industry provides to outdoor focused states, its important to understand what got us "here" isn't going to take us "there". A multi billion dollar economic engine for the country, supported by a community that thrives off of passionate innovation, perhaps it really CAN save the world?

    Great Outdoors Western Campout Aids Governors' Efforts Boosting Outdoor Fun

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    Washington, D.C. (May 3, 2016) – Families with 4th graders from across the western United States will meet in Grand Teton National Park for the first-ever Great Outdoors Western Campout and enjoy a high dose of healthy, active outdoor fun. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, who also chairs the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) – in cooperation with the Great Outdoors Month® Partnership – will host the families June 10-15 in and around Jackson, Wyoming. The event will celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the National Park Service Centennial, as well as coincide with the WGA summer meeting, where the social and economic impact of outdoor recreation will be a major topic.