To build a community-wide effort that embraces and promotes getting kids outdoors as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Raise awareness that direct contact with nature is essential to the physical, mental and emotional health of all children.

Encourage exploration and play in the outdoors on a regular basis.

Promote existing programs in Northern Michigan for getting kids outdoors.

Connect parents, caregivers and teachers with opportunities, information and resources for getting kids outdoors.

Engage a diverse network of people, organizations and businesses and facilitate collaborations.

GKO Services:

Website – a “go to” source for parents, caregivers, teachers and kids.
Community Education – marketing materials, presentations and workshops.
Special Events – collaborative events and programs with coalition partners.

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