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Take It Outside!

Take It Outside! is the BLM's flagship youth engagement program.  It was established to help ensure that young people from all backgrounds have access to outdoor recreational opportunities on public lands while fostering future generations of public land stewards.  Stressing health, family, fun, and stewardship, Take It Outside! provides opportunities for young people to engage in outdoor recreation, informal education, and volunteer projects.

Announcing the Take It Outside! Webinar Series

beginning February 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm MST! 


Date/Time(s): 1:00 PM Mountain, Every second Tuesday of each month from February through May 2014


Webinar Series Description:  This webinar series will showcase the Take It Outside! program and provide participants with the knowledge and tools for developing and managing Take It Outside activities including:  planning, budgeting, marketing, and working with partners. 

Key Points

·   February 11th - Need help organizing and sustaining partnerships to develop and implement your Take It Outside! program?  We have lots of successful examples and tips for you! 

·   March 11th - Are you wondering how to plan and budget for Take It Outside activities? We have tools for you!

·   April 8th - How do I work with partners to grow enthusiasm, funding and program effectiveness?  We have a range of partnerships to share with you, from small and large, to informal and formal.

·   May 13th - How do I market these activities?  We will highlight some great examples!


Target Group:  BLM Outdoor Recreation Planners, Park Rangers, Botanists, Biologists, Ecologists, Hydrologists, Wildlife Biologists, Geologists and any other BLM employees interested in learning more about Take It Outside! 


To Register:  Click on the webinar date above to register.  You may register for any or all of the four sessions.  See flyer below for more details. 


Can’t attend these webinars, but want to watch the recording later?  No problem.  Coming soon to this webpage….


The Recording Archive

(where you will find a recording of each of the webinars in this series)


Want to download the presentations after each webinar? No problem.  Just scroll down and click on the presentation you would like to download.


Additional resources are listed below.  For more information, contact Patti Klein, National Lead for Stewardship and Take It Outside Programs, at 801-539-4235 or  pklein@blm.gov


Files (click to access):
File NameFile TypeFile Size
2014 Take It Outside Webinar Series Flyerpdf322.15 KB
What is a Take It Outside Activity?pdf1.16 MB
Messing About in Boats - 1st Webinarpdf6.74 MB
Nature High Summer Camp - 1st Webinarpdf2.92 MB
Planning for a Take It Outside Activity - 2nd Webinarpdf2.01 MB
Budgeting for a Take It Outside Activity - 2nd Webinarpdf1.05 MB
Working with Partners, Part 1 - 3rd Webinarpdf2.22 MB
Working with Partners, Part 2 - 3rd Webinarpdf2.65 MB
Additional Training Opportunitiespdf121.24 KB
Education, Interpretation, and Youth Engagement National Strategypdf1.73 MB

Related Links:
Intranet Take It Outside!
Washington Office IM-2005-026: BLM Manual Section 1114 (Volunteers) Interim Amendments
Take it Outside!

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