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Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM EDT
Pam Hess is the Director of Youth Engagement and leads the Outdoors Rx program at the Boston-based Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. Outdoors Rx represents AMC’s collaborative partnership with the healthcare community to provide free, dedicated resources for prescribing regular outdoor physical activity to youth, especially underserved individuals.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT
Stacie Gilmore is the co-founder and executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) which provides pathways to science and natural resource careers for urban youth, youth of color, and other young people with limited access to these opportunities. Under Stacie’s direction as the Executive Director for the last 18 years, ELK has transformed the lives of thousands of youth through science education, stewardship projects and outdoor experiences.
Posted byon March 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM EDT
Anthony Ciocco is a Crew Leader for the Ancestral Lands Program at Southwest Conservation Corps leading ecological restoration crews on the Navajo Nation. Under Anthony’s leadership his crews of local Native youth work to rebuild damaged eco-systems and build trials to provide access to the outdoors for local communities. In his work he has accomplished extremely challenging and important conservation projects, while at the same time giving the crew members a deep and hard-earned sense of accomplishment enabling them to move forward in their professional and personal lives.
Posted byon March 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDT
This week, the President celebrated St. Patrick's day alongside the Prime Minister of Ireland, continued to work toward a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, hosted Palestinian President Abbas, awarded 24 Medals of Honor, and traveled to Florida to speak on the importance of supporting working families.
Posted byon March 21, 2014 at 6:20 PM EDT
See what you missed this week at the White House.