Conserving the Nature of America
Young Women Explore the Outdoors Credit: Girls Inc. of Holyoke
Young Women Explore the Outdoors. Credit: Girls Inc. of Holyoke

Service Announces Historic Partnership with Girls Inc. to Engage Young Women in Wildlife Conservation

July 27, 2016
Seeking to expand opportunities for young girls to experience nature and explore careers in wildlife conservation, the Service has signed a partnership agreement with Girls Inc. – a national organization that provides girls with life-changing experiences that inspire them to be strong, smart and bold. The agreement commits the two organizations to work together to develop education programs, hands-on conservation projects and training, and encourage young women to pursue careers in wildlife conservation and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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Students from the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environment Center help with native restoration at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive / USFWS
Students from the Florida Atlantic University Pine Jog Environment Center help with native restoration at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive / USFWS

Over $2 Million Awarded to New and Expanded Urban Partnerships Across the U.S.

July 27, 2016
The opportunities for residents of major urban areas across the country to gain that all-important access to nature and the outdoors have received a substantial boost thanks to new and expanded partnerships led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through its Urban Wildlife Conservation Program. This initiative connects city residents with nature and engages thousands of volunteers in restoring local environments. These programs were made possible by the 2016 Five Star grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
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The students worked together to define climate issues and develop ideas to become climate resilient. Credit: Alejandro Morales / USFWS
The students worked together to define climate issues and develop ideas to become climate resilient. Credit: Alejandro Morales / USFWS

Service, Other Agencies Help Teens Tackle Climate Change at Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress

July 22, 2016
Nearly 100 Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students between the ages of 15 to 18, participated in the weeklong congress earlier this month to learn about climate change issues in indigenous communities, federal agency efforts on climate challenges, and most importantly, how the students can help their communities become more resilient in the face of these challenges.
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