The 2020 SHIFT Awards

The SHIFT Awards recognize individuals, initiatives, or organizations that make innovative, impactful and replicable contributions to the advancement of the health benefits of time outside.

Since 2014, our annual SHIFT Awards have identified, and then evaluated, initiatives from around the United States, seeking out work that advances or promotes the health benefits of outdoor recreation. In 2020 alone, we identified more than 200 such initiatives, then used this criteria to evaluate more than 50 initiatives that had been nominated for Awards in the categories of Non-Profit Leadership; Public Land-Management Innovation; Youth Engagement; Research; and Health and Nature Champion.

As part our 2020 evaluations, we took into consideration initiatives’ impact on equitable access to nature for the first time as well.

This session features presentations by the following winners of The 2020 SHIFT Awards:

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