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Local Outdoor Learning 
Advocacy Working Group

Supporting systems change at the local level

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Community members and leaders know their needs the best and are their own best advocates. Working with a diverse team to develop community-centered advocacy processes is core to our approach to build local advocacy strategies and supports that work today and into the future.

We are building support from the ground up. The Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy working group is supporting systems change at the school leadership, school district and town level. Because local leaders make school spending and program decisions, the policy decisions that are made at this level are likely to be immediate and durable over time, and with broad support for advocates statewide, local advocacy can have real ripple effects throughout the state.The Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy working group is oriented toward advocating for equitable access for all Maine youth to outdoor learning support and programming at the local level.

  • Do you want to effect change in your own community?
  • Are you a local leader who cares about outdoor learning?
  • Do you want to build a network of local leaders and community members to advocate for outdoor learning opportunities for all Maine youth?

This group's co-chairs are Olivia Griset and Seal Rossignol.

For inquiries about the Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy Working Group contact co-chair Olivia Griset

If you'd like to get involved, fill out this interest form.

For general inquiries, contact network coordinator Nathan Broaddus

Like the Local Outdoor Learning Advocacy working group, the Climate Education Advocacy working group is focused on building strength statewide and impacting decision-makers to make decisions that benefit all Maine youth. The Climate Education Advocacy group focuses on state-level politices, and both groups are working toward training participants and networks on advocacy.