Events

    Blue Sky hosts a variety of events throughout the year where members and funder partners are invited to learn, network, and collaborate. Blue Sky events are open to funders, Blue Sky advisors, and invited speakers. 

    December 4, 2018
    Webinar

    What is cultural relevancy, and how does it relate to the outdoor and environmental education field? What role are funders playing in increasing cultural relevancy? How do funders begin to address inequities in their own organizations? Join Blue Sky Funders Forum and Youth Outside for a conversation on cultural relevancy in philanthropy.

    November 9, 2018
    Conference Call

    Blue Sky welcomed funders to learn about and engage in the creation of a shared narrative for equitable access to learn, play, and grow in nature. In 2018, Blue Sky and representatives from stakeholder groups have co-led the development of a shared narrative to help unify the field and engage new audiences to support access to learn, play, and grow outdoors.

    October 25, 2018
    Webinar

    Outdoor and nature-based programs contribute to a host of learning outcomes by engaging students in science, environmental, and place-based education. As the development of non-cognitive skills in students becomes increasingly important to parents, teachers, and informal educators, social and emotional learning (SEL) is emerging as a growing area of opportunity in nature-based programming. This webinar defined SEL for funders, and highlighted relevant research, best practices, and measurement tools.