Outdoor Writers Association of America

View of a slot canyon in El Paso, Texas Guadalupe Mountains

Outdoor Media Story Leads: Discover El Paso’s Franklin Mountains & Surrounding National Parks

Located at the corner of two countries and three states, El Paso is a popular destination for outdoor adventures. Within its city limits alone, El Paso is home to the majestic Franklin Mountains State Park, 27,000 acres of rugged desert land and vegetation, miles of hiking trails, and curious species. A short car ride away […]

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View overlooking Johnson City, Tennessee where the Outdoor Writers Association will hold the 2024 July Field Fest for Outdoor Media

Explore Johnson City, Tennessee at OWAA’s July 2024 Field Fest for Outdoor Media

Visit Johnson City Tennessee staff is gearing up to host the inaugural OWAA Field Fest this summer, July 7-11, 2024 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, Tennessee.  OWAA’s Field Fest is a “mash-up” of a mini-conference, marketplace for outdoor communicators and various small group press trips. (It’s also an opportunity for OWAA to work with

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Birding basics

Birdwatching or birding bestows many benefits. It can decrease stress, sharpen concentration and let you impress your friends when you can identify birds on a whim (that skill comes after A LOT of practice though). Birding gives you the opportunity to explore new places, whether it be your backyard or a whole different country. While

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Bodie McDowell Scholarship paves the way for one outdoor communicator 

Brittney J. Miller is an energy and environmental journalist and Report for AmeriCorps at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has a bachelor’s degrees in journalism and biology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in science journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Miller received the Bodie McDowell Scholarship from OWAA in the

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