The best adventures begin outside
The purpose of this grant is to help the Indiana Department of Natural Resources engage youth and families across the state as an introductory exploration of natural resources and outdoor recreation. The grant encourages events and programs emphasizing interactive activities that teach outdoor skills and sustainable conservation practices.
Goals for the grant
Increase awareness of public lands and outdoor recreation opportunities
Engage partners to encourage long-term participation with outdoor recreation
Encourage relationships with the next generation of conservation leaders
Why it matters
“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” ~Richard Louv
The Give Adventure grant creates opportunities for the next generation to tell their story. The story of how they remember their first time connecting with the great outdoors. It can be as simple as fishing for the first time, seeing their first bald eagle, or engaging in an exciting sport like archery. It’s about making the connection between people and nature.
- Cameron Clark, Director, Department of Natural Resources