Write Out 2022—Looking forward to a STEAM-powered October

“It was refreshing to step outside of my usual box and consider connections to something I love—the outdoors!”

—Teacher from Georgia

“I learned to focus on the things around me and in front of me in nature instead of focusing on my internal stress.”

—High school student in Boise

Dear Dr. Early, I love your write outs!

—3rd grade student from Arizona

Write Out is a free two-week celebration of writing, making, and sharing inspired by the great outdoors. It is a public invitation to get out and create that is supported with a series of online activities, made especially for educators, students, and families, to explore national parks and other public spaces. The goal is to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing using the common hashtag #writeout. 

This year’s Write Out is STEAM- Powered (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and will run October 9-23, 2022. To support this theme, Write Out will be organized around the use of notebooks and journals that inspire observing, describing and annotating just like STEAM professionals do!

Sign up now to receive information to support your planning; we will send gathered resources that you can use to design your participation in the late summer and early fall.

Write Out runs every October and includes the National Day of Writing on October 20th; it is sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service

Past themes and related resources include: