Recent fun products from Northwest Family Daycation include LeeAnn's Backyard Wonders videos, with content in both English and Spanish, and a printable Nearby Nature guide.
Where it all started
In 2017, The Intertwine Alliance and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service worked with ROSE Community Development on a youth engagement program to launch version 1 of the Daycation mobile app. Teams of local youth created and marketed their own Daycations, sharing the neighborhood places they love and know best.
Teams came from the following organizations:
- Momentum Alliance
- The Blueprint Foundation
- Lents Youth Initiative
- Urban Nature Partners PDX
- OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
- Boys & Girls Club
"These places, and the memories attached to them, are very close to my heart," said Brian Flores Garcia of Lents Youth Initiative. "Daycation is the place to share them, so others can discover hidden gems they might not have known about otherwise." Please see the blog section below for more from Brian about the 2017 youth kick-off at the Oregon Zoo and what he loves about the Daycation concept.
Working with other Daycation partners Metro and Frank Creative, the youth provided feedback on development of the Daycation app and the website and social media campaign, while gaining exposure to marketing, conservation, tech development and more.