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  • Challenges Give Rise to Opportunity

    Bill Hodge serves as the Director of the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) program. Since starting in 2010, the SAWS program has quickly grown not only in capacity to assist the United States Forest Service in serving and stewarding federally designated wilderness areas across five states, it has also become a constituency building effort to engage, inspire and deploy public lands stewards from a new and more diverse generation.


  • Sharing a Vision, Working Together, Saving Lake Erie

    Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.


  • Connecting Veterans with Montana’s Wilderness Heritage

    Tristan Persico, a former United States Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and Afghanistan combat veteran, serves Montana's armed forces community as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Wilderness Association. Tristan provides opportunities for veterans to share wilderness experiences, tell stories around the campfire, and be with peers who understand what they have been through.


  • Engaging Americans in the Challenge of Climate Resilience

    Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.


  • Urban Environments Provide Context and Inspiration for 21st Century Conservation Leaders

    Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.


  • Inspiring Future Conservation Leaders Through Outdoor Education

    Andy Hart has served as Executive Director at Nevada Outdoor School (NOS) for the past five years. NOS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in rural northern Nevada, strives to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through a variety of inquiry-based science and experiential outdoor education initiatives. By working to ensure NOS programs are offered for free or reduced rates, thousands of under-served Nevada youth are able to benefit from classroom lessons, field trips, summer camps and other programs each year.


  • Hawaii Youth Catching the Waves of Change

    Currently, Jon is a fellow in Kupu's RISE Program, where he is finding ways to make agri-businesses more energy efficient. He has served three AmeriCorps terms with Kupu's Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps from 2008 to 2013, as a team member, team leader, and a year-long intern. During these terms Jon engaged the local youth and community members on the rural island of Moloka'i in critical environmental community service and indigenous cultural practices.


  • Connecting Children to Science and Place in the Sonoran Desert

    Dr. Benjamin Blonder co-founded the University of Arizona’s Sky School, a residential science school that provides inquiry-based environmental education on a campus located in the heart of the Coronado National Forest. Because of his efforts, each year hundreds of K-12 students, primarily from Title I schools, are now able to conduct independent research while exploring the unique ecology, geology, and astronomy resources of the region.


  • Engaging the Public in Protecting Our Blue Planet

    Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.


  • Life Happens Outside!

    Carol Leone in the founder and director of Teens to Trails, an organization based on a simple, replicable concept: If every high school in Maine offered an Outing Club program, every student would have access to safe, healthy & fun outdoor experiences just at the time in their life when they need positive choices the most. Since that time, Carol has lead the Teens To Trails movement to increase the opportunities for Maine teens to experience the out-of-doors through a variety of programs that promote and support high school Outing Clubs.


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