One of the great education programs for connecting kids to nature is Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program. The program educates K-12 students and teachers about the importance of water quality, aquatic biology, watershed management and stewardship issues. You can read a story about one of the local schools in my area here.
Getting more people involved in outdoor recreation and connecting everyone, not just kids, to nature is more than a passing interest for me.
You can read my latest column in the News Virginian here
My good pal Chris Wood wrote a great piece for Writers on the Range recently.
He offers some good advice for the future of the U.S. Forest Service.