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 September 19, 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014, 03:15 PM EST

Secretary Jewell travels to Maryland to announce the proposed delisting of the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel from the Endangered Species List; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking what to do with six tons of crushed ivory; more. Watch Video >


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This Week at Interior September 12, 2014

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 04:24 PM EST

Secretary Jewell marks the 9/11 anniversary at a special ceremony on Capitol Hill, and with a Day of Service at an Arlington waterfowl sanctuary; a ribbon cutting at the newly renovated White House Visitor Center; more. Watch Video >


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This Week at Interior August 15, 2014

FRI, AUGUST 15, 2014, 03:09 PM EST

One million dollars in additional funding for a San Diego wildlife refuge to engage new and diverse youth in the great outdoors; Secretary Jewell travels to California to meet with members of the interagency fire leadership team; more Watch Video >


Secretary Sally Jewell and youth volunteer

Secretary Jewell Announces Additional $1 Million to Fund Urban Engagement Efforts at Southern California Wildlife Refuges

WED, AUGUST 13, 2014, 02:24 PM EST

SAN DIEGO, CA – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive an additional $1 million in funding to reach new audiences and engage Southern California urban communities and youth Read More >


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This Week at Interior August 1, 2014

FRI, AUGUST 1, 2014, 03:44 PM EST

Interior joins forces with the AFL-CIO's Union Sportsmen Alliance on projects to renew, rebuild, and restore the nation's public lands; the grand opening of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, which is situated near abandoned mines; more. Watch Video >