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A Talk on the Wild Side.

Service Partners with Urban American Outdoors to Better Reach Youth

 2   men with big group of kids outdoors  Urban American Outdoors co-founder Wayne Hubbard with Roderick May, the hatchery manager at Neosho National Fish Hatchery, and young people at a fishing derby. Photo by Urban American Outdoors

For the past several years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has helped support, coordinate and promote Urban Kids Fishing Derbies in cities across the country, with Urban American Outdoors. These fishing derbies get kids fishing and thinking about conservation in some of the major cities across the country.  

We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban American Outdoors to formalize our partnership and provide more opportunities to reach diverse urban youth.

“Teaching kids how to fish and talking with them about conservation is good for kids and everyone else,” says Roderick May, the hatchery manager at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Neosho, Missouri, “as today’s kids are the conservationists of tomorrow.” 

We can’t wait to begin our closer collaboration with Urban American Outdoors founders Candice Price and Wayne Hubbard.


This is great to see. Excited to see how you make a difference. Excited to see Roderick May. He has been working to connect urban children since I lived in Diamond, MO some 22 years ago.
# Posted By Demetrius Falconer | 4/9/20 5:43 PM
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