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Resources For Youth and Families

Educating children in outdoor settings is a proven technique for improving student test scores and motivation, enhancing understanding of natural processes, and promoting attitudes of respect and responsibility.


Schools and Youth Groups

Educating children in outdoor settings is a proven technique for improving student test scores and motivation, enhancing understanding of natural processes, and promoting attitudes of respect and responsibility.


Outdoor Careers:  BLM Resource Explorers

BLM natural and cultural resource specialists work outdoors in interesting settings.  BLM's Student Educational Employment Program (SEEP) offers Students work-study opportunities with BLM.  Student Conservation Association student workers perform resource management and education projects in BLM communities around the nation.  


Take It Outside Partnerships

The BLM's partner organizations contribute funding, goods and services to support education, recreation, and volunteer programs on  BLM public lands.

Partners have played a critical role in BLM's ability to offer outdoor programs and services to America's children and families through Take It Outside Activities, annual volunteer events such as National Public Lands Day,  educational programs of Hands on the Land, and at BLM recreation sites  that are "adopted" by local businesses and community groups. 

If your company or organization would like to help "Take It Outside!" at the national or site/project level, contact Patti Klein BLM's National "Take It Outside"Coordinator.  


Children and Families

Outdoor recreation and volunteer activities can help families achieve significant health benefits through improved physical conditioning and strengthening of family bonds.


The "Take It Outside" Network

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) "Take It Outside" program focuses on promoting, and expanding BLM programs that engage children and families in outdoor activities. Find out what other Federal agencies are doing.


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