adventure leads to life of
With their last child graduating from college, Audrey and Frank Peterman embarked
on a road trip around the country to “discover America.” Traveling 12,000 miles across 40 states from Florida to Washington State, they were transformed by the stunning natural beauty, history and culture protected in our National Parks and forests. Shockingly, they saw less than a handful of Americans of Hispanic, Asian, African or Native American heritage enjoying the Great American outdoors, or working in them. Recognizing that this problem stemmed from a lack of information, misconceptions
and latent fears about being in the woods, the Petermans resolved to become a
catalyst for change. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the country multiple times,
visiting 156 national parks, numerous forests and wildlife preserves; served on a plethora of environmental boards; inspired hundreds of thousands to discover and support our national treasures, and personally taken thousands of Americans on
tours of the national parks.