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published Sep 2020
In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.
Stefis Demetropoulos of the Florida Forest Service tells the story of how one volunteer can make a difference.
Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Use this library of resources, articles, and trainings to create an army of effective trail stewards.
published Aug 2020
American Trails Staff
Over the last two years American Trails has worked with Active Strategies to find out how we can best serve the trail community. These are the results.
published Jul 2020
The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the Corps experience on participants in terms of targeted outcomes (e.g., civic engagement, leadership, etc.), their intentions to pursue additional education, and their confidence to obtain employment. Statistically significant increases were observed across all outcome measures in contrast to the general population comparison group.
published Sep 2017
The Corps Network
When young people enroll in a Corps, they usually become a member of a crew. Each crew, consisting of about eight to twelve Corpsmembers, is led by a trained Crew Leader who acts as a mentor and teacher. At many Corps, enrollees are also paired with a counselor who helps them plan personal, career and academic goals.
published Jul 2012
Corps have long been engaged in conservation and ecosystem management and restoration projects in urban communities and on public lands.
published May 2019
Amy Camp with Cycle Forward
by Amy Camp, Principal, Cycle Forward
The purpose of the American Trails “Shovel-ready” Trail Project Survey, conducted between May 13th and 30th, 2020, was to document the contribution the trails community can make to the American economic response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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