Deaf Outdoors Resources

Environmental Booth Fair 2020

Due to COVID-19, this year we will be hosting our annual Environmental Booth Fair online, on this page we have provided resources of different organizations and individuals who work, recreate or care for the outdoors for you to access and learn more about!


Check out the great job opportunities to work in the outdoors and further your conservation career!


Learn about our environment, the outdoors and how you can take care of our earth!


Learn about all the different groups that sharing information on recreating in the outdoors!

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” –Linda Hogan


Check out the different organizations and individuals who work in the outdoor field!

Southeast Conservation Corps

CorpsTHAT partners with the Southeast Conservation Corps based in Chattanooga, TN to develop and support their ASL Inclusion crew for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth in the SE region.  This summer they have many opportunities for high school youth as well as young adults.  To learn more and apply visit their website.

The US Forest Service

Learn more about the US Forest Service from a Deaf District Ranger based in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  There are many job opportunities within the USFS visit to find open positions.

“One individual cannot possibly make a difference, alone. It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference—all the difference in the world!” — Dr. Jane Goodall


Check out these organizations and individuals who are sharing outdoor and environmental education with the Deaf Community and learn what you can do during the COVID-19 pandemic to be a steward of the outdoors

Atomic Hands

A Deaf run non-profit focusing increasing the Deaf community's access to STEM through ASL, they are currently doing an #opttoact campaign to foster awareness in how to reduce our impact on the environment.

Outdoor and Environmental Education

Check out all our outdoor and environmental education videos and activites in ASL

Deaf Greenthumbs

Learn about plants and how to garden in ASL with Deaf Greenthumbs


Lots of great environmental and earth friendly tips to learn about in ASL, posted to @Bee_earthy's instagram account

Make a Native Plants Garden:

Visit the National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder to learn about what grows in your region, then make a native plant garden in your yard to provide shelter and food for wildlife and to support pollinators in your local ecosystem.

Be a Citizen Scientist:

Visit the National Geographic site to learn more about different studies being conducted all over the world and how you can participate by collecting data from your local neighborhood

Opt to Act with REI:

Visit REI's page on #OptToAct for 52 weeks of different actions you can take to make the earth a healthier place and visit Atomic Hands for the weekly ASL version!

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams


Learn how to recreate safely in the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic and different Deaf Outdoor groups on social media

Instagram Page:

Deaf Hiking Singhpore @deafhikingsg

How to get outdoors safely:

The Leave No Trace organization for outdoor ethics has provided a guideline to follow so you can get outside and safely recreate.

Instagram Page:

Join virtual campfire stories from @aslenglishvirtualacademy

Facebook Group:

ASL Hiking-Minnesota

Facebook Group:

ASL Climbing Network

Facebook Group:

Climb Deaf DC

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