A new partnership between the Service and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will encourage urban youth to experience the natural world and promote their interest in conservation and biological sciences. The initiative commemorates American scientist, botanist and inventor George Washington Carver – a Sigma member who inspired generations of youth to pursue careers in science.
A new peer-reviewed analysis finds that the Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife and Coastal programs are extraordinary engines for the U.S. economy. Research suggests that by working directly with partners to implement vital on-the-ground habitat restoration, Service programs have created more than 3,900 jobs in Fiscal Year 2011, generating a total economic stimulus of $327.6 million.
Congratulations to 16-year-old Si youn Kim, of Tenafly, N.J., whose acrylic painting of a king eider will grace the 2014-2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The painting was chosen today by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. This year, more than 29,000 students participated in state Junior Duck Stamp competitions. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.
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