Conservation Partnerships Community Outreach & Conservation Education
Connection to the Community. Through our conservation education programs, we aim to link the work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to the community by establishing relationsips that help connect people and nature. We encourage citizens to take an active role in becoming stewards of
the natural resources that add so much to our quality of life.
Our goal is to get people to go outdoors and experience for themselves the joy of nature. It can be found in the parks, forests, beaches, and mountains throughout our beautiful region, and it's as nearby as your own neighborhood and your own backyard. Below are listed some of the programs and activities that we provide. For more information on any of these programs, please contact: Nancy Pollot.
Calling all Science and Art Students!
Jr. Duck Stamp Program & Design Contest
The Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a
conservation education experience to engage and inspire youth. The Program
is designed to spark interest in habitat conservation through science, art, math, and technology. Get the details....
Bringing Environmental Education to Diverse Audiences
Environmental education is fundamental to nurturing a strong land ethic. In this Special Report, you will read about children who are acting out the life cycle of a Laysan albatross, gaining traditional
and scientific knowledge about fish in Alaska, finding ghost crabs on Texas Gulf Coast beaches, and measuring water quality
in Florida. Such experiences will stay with children all their lives.
View - Flip Book format - PDF format View - Individual Stories
The Pollinator Partnership
The Pollinator Partnership is the largest organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. For some simple things you can do to help pollinators, click here.
Come and check out our brand new website called 'Experience Nature!' It's full of good tips and great ideas for everything outdoors. Find out where to go, what to do, and even what to wear! Check it out and then GET OUT THERE! Experience Nature!
Schoolyard Habitats and Outdoor Classrooms
The Schoolyard Habitat program helps teachers and students create wildlife habitat on school grounds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinates with other agencies to give technical assistance and project guidance. We also develop written resources and provide teacher training. Click here to see some examples of our current projects and learn how you can get involved.
Science Resources for Educators and Students
Check out our online 'library' for a list of resources available on science, wildlife, plants, and community invovlement.