The Story of Us

    Beginning in 2017, Blue Sky funders and partner practitioners and researchers have co-led the development of a shared narrative to help unify the field and engage new audiences to support connecting people with the outdoors and its many powerful benefits.

    This resource provides a preview of the new narrative which seeks to move Blue Sky members' and partners' individual and collective work from the margins to the mainstream, inspiring awareness and action from new audiences. This new narrative is centered on the field's shared values for strong communities and an equitable, inclusive, diverse society. In uniting around this shared narrative, Blue Sky stakeholders aim to ensure that everyone has positive experiences outdoors and shares the joy, health, growth, and sense of community that come with it.

    Members and partners are welcome to use this document to share this work with colleagues and partners.