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Audrey Peterman’s diversity program

Audrey Peterman’s diversity program

darcy knapp April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Audrey Peterman’s diversity program

Americans of African, Asian and Hispanic descent spent $181.7 billion on domestic leisure travel in 2010, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The fact that precious few of those dollars were spent

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“Even Dreams Have A Shelf Life”

“Even Dreams Have A Shelf Life”

NationalParks May 9, 2013 Comments Off on “Even Dreams Have A Shelf Life”

Join Shelton Johnson and others who hope to inspire urban youth to have an interest in the national parks and experiencing the outdoors, by contributing to the production of a feature-length documentary about the

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Black Hiker

Black Hiker

NationalParks January 16, 2013 Comments Off on Black Hiker

Click the following link to see Blair Underwood’s uproarious take on the plight of the black hiker in the outdoors. Black Hiker

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The Mountain Doesn’t Care If You’re Black

The Mountain Doesn’t Care If You’re Black

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To inspire youth of color—and particularly African American youth—to get outside, get active, and become stewards of our wild places, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) will run an expedition with African American participants

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Our True Nature! – Finding A Zest For Life in the National Parks

Our True Nature! – Finding A Zest For Life in the National Parks

NationalParks September 21, 2012 Comments Off on Our True Nature! – Finding A Zest For Life in the National Parks

Author Audrey Peterman has just released her second book on the national park experience.  She calls “Our True Nature!,” “a layperson’s guide to the NPS through my eyes and footsteps.” Besides the grand national

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NOLS to Lead African-American Denali Expedition

NOLS to Lead African-American Denali Expedition

NationalParks February 15, 2012 Comments Off on NOLS to Lead African-American Denali Expedition

Lander, Wyo.—The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is taking dramatic steps to inspire youth—specifically African American youth—to get outside, get active, and become stewards of wild places. The school intends to accomplish this by

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“If I can go to paradise without dying… sign me up”

“If I can go to paradise without dying… sign me up”

NationalParks February 8, 2012 Comments Off on “If I can go to paradise without dying… sign me up”

“You shouldn’t have to convince people to go to paradise,” says National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson in a heart-touching video released by the National Parks Conservation Association.  The video shows how visiting national parks

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Newly Released Study Renews Concern About Missing Minority Visitors

Newly Released Study Renews Concern About Missing Minority Visitors

NationalParks August 4, 2011 Comments Off on Newly Released Study Renews Concern About Missing Minority Visitors

The recently released “Comprehensive Survey of the American Public,” conducted by the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming for the National Park Service is raising public awareness discussion of why

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Support Needed For Miami Outing

Support Needed For Miami Outing

NationalParks March 24, 2011 Comments Off on Support Needed For Miami Outing

As another sign of the times, an organization that has taken under-served residents in the Miami region to national parks for the past 11 years has lost its transportation sponsor necessary for the group

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Collegians Help NPS Reach Out to College-Aged Youth

Collegians Help NPS Reach Out to College-Aged Youth

NationalParks February 16, 2011 Comments Off on Collegians Help NPS Reach Out to College-Aged Youth

Students from CSU Channel Islands assisted the National Park Service, recently, in conducting focus groups among college age minority youth and plans field training workshops to share resulting information with park staffs

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