Youth in the Great Outdoors





Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

For the health of our economy and our nation’s public lands, it’s critical that we work now to establish meaningful and deep connections between young people – from every background and every community – and America’s great outdoors.

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This Week at Interior March 21, 2014

FRI, MARCH 21, 2014, 03:29 PM EST

A new Secretarial Order is issued to expand opportunities for youth/veterans to play, learn, serve, and work in America's great outdoors; the White House honors 14 heroes for engaging communities and youth in environmental stewardship/conservation; more. Watch Video >


Three Girls Chrissy Field

Secretary Jewell Announces Order to Implement Youth Initiative Connecting Millions of Young People to America’s Great Outdoors

THU, MARCH 20, 2014, 10:52 AM EST

Formalizing an ambitious initiative to connect America’s young people to the outdoors, Secretary Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans Read More >


Youth video

VIDEO: Engaging the Next Generation

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014, 04:30 PM EST

In a new video, Secretary Sally Jewell lays out her vision for getting America's youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. Read More >


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Secretary Jewell, Mayor Garcetti Announce Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to Connect LA Youth to Great Outdoors

MON, MARCH 10, 2014, 05:59 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce Los Angeles has been selected as one of eight pilot cities under the Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative to connect urban youth with the great outdoors. Read More >