Engaging Youth on Public Lands through Expanded Learning: Recommendations on Program Design and Partnership


School’s Out Washington and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) came together in 2021 to develop ideas and actions DNR can take to plan and implement meaningful education programs in partnership with organizations to support Expanded Learning Opportunities. Informed by research, conversations with individuals and groups, representation from local and regional organizations, and philanthropic thought partners, this report shares promising practices in broadening access to outdoor education and natural resource stewardship to all communities.