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.

Million Girl Moonshot—STEM Resource List

Career Exploration for Youth  CareerOneStop Interest AssessmentCareerOneStop provides a basic assessment tool for learning about careers that might be a good fit based on responses to 30 questions. The assessment takes approximately five  minutes to complete. This tool is helpful for students who are still learning what education or career pathways interest them. Age Range: Middle School or High School      Format: Virtual CareerOneStop Exploration ToolkitCareerOneStop provides a toolkit for researching careers, jobs, and training; links to state and local information; and includes information on wages and levels of growth/decline for specific industries to help determine job security. Age … [ ]