Partners

Here you can find PLUM LANDING's wonderful partners.

U.S. Forest Service

US Forest Service is dedicated to conducting a diverse range of programs that help children learn about the nation's forests and grasslands. The Forest Service Conservation Education program helps people of all ages understand and appreciate our country's natural resources and how to conserve those resources for future generations.

"Discover the Forest" is a PSA campaign, sponsored by the US Forest Service, to encourage tweens (ages 8-12) and their parents to reconnect with nature and to experience it first hand. Explore the resources at discovertheforest.org and use this tool to find a forest or a park near you.

National Recreation and Parks Association

National Recreation and Parks Association is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. The organization's mission is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond.

The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership. The Network provides a critical link between researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being. C&NN also promotes fundamental institutional change and provides resources for sharing information, strategic initiatives and success stories.

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet.  We achieve this by providing knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 138,000 girls with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the issues they face. Girls Inc. gives girls the tools and support to succeed, including trained mentors, a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM. Informed by the experiences of girls and their families, Girls Inc. works with policymakers to advocate on key legislation and initiatives.  With Girls Inc. in her corner, every girl can be healthy, educated, and independent.

American Camp Association

American Camp Association is a leading authority in youth development that works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. The association is committed to providing exceptional programs to give children and adults the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living lessons.

National Summer Learning Association

National Summer Learning Association serves as a network hub for thousands of summer learning program providers and stakeholders across the country, providing tools, resources, and expertise to improve program quality, generate support, and increase youth access and participation. NSLA's mission is for every child to be safe, healthy, and engaged in learning during the Summer.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Girl Scouts USA

Girl Scouts USA members earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They improve neighborhoods, protect the planet, design robots, and establish sports clinics. Girl Scouts is committed to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, to make the world a better place.

EcoTarium

EcoTarium is New England's leading science and nature center, an indoor-outdoor experience dedicated to inspiring a passion for science and nature in visitors of all ages. The center includes a museum building with three floors of interactive exhibits and is home to live animal habitats, interpretive nature trails through forest and meadow, the Alden Digital Planetarium, a tree canopy walkway (seasonal) and a narrow-gauge railroad. For more information, visit www.ecotarium.org.

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Massachusetts General Hospital, founded in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $775 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, computational and integrative biology, cutaneous biology, human genetics, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine, reproductive biology, systems biology, transplantation biology and photomedicine.

American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience.  As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society recognizes that foot trails and hiking are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment.

Afterschool Alliance

The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and our publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.

Wellcoin

Wellcoin's mission is to help the world get healthier by increasing the frequency and diversity of healthy activities in our daily lives. Wellcoin is a vibrant, close-knit community of users, local merchants, and healthcare providers, in which participants are rewarded for their healthy activities with virtual currency, which then translate to real world rewards.