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Youth Conservation Corps – An Experience to Last a Lifetime

A collection of youth in the Midwest found that banding geese and wading in a river collecting aquatic plants qualified as a summer job.    “I had always admired them from a far, but actually getting a chance to hold one was an amazing experience,” wrote one Youth Conservation Corps…


Formal Partnership Established Among National, State, and Local Park Organizations

Looking for a way to improve your child’s mental and physical health? Look no further than your nearest park or natural area. “Numerous studies conclude that time spent in outdoor settings decreases stress, inspires creativity, promotes social development, and encourages physical fitness,” said National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. “A…


Young Shotgunners Invited to First Fall Classic Trap Shoot in Missouri

Young shooters will be honored by representatives of the U.S. Olympic shooting program and Miss Outdoor Missouri. LINN CREEK, Mo.–Hundreds of young shooters from across the state will descend on this Camden County community Sept. 27 to vie for honors in the Missouri Youth Sport Shooting Alliance’s (MYSSA) first Youth…


Video Game Takes Kids Outside

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new online video game aimed to encourage kids to go outside and learn about the environment. Designed for children ages 8 to 11 years old, Neighborhood Explorers is accessed through the Service’s Let’s Go Outside! website at http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/.   The journey…


State-Fish Art Contest Aims to Draw Student Interest in Texas

ATHENS, Texas-Deadline for entering the Texas State-Fish Art Contest is March 31, and students and teachers should take time now to review the contest rules and regulations. Texas students who enter the contest can win prizes of up to $1,000. Entries are judged in three grade-level divisions: 4-6, 7-9 and…


Educators and Industry Partner With Minnesota DNR To Get Kids Outdoors This Winter

How do you get kids involved in ice fishing? Teachers from the Battle Lake and Nevis school districts and members of Ice Team, LLC, set out to answer that question at a recent educator workshop at Glendalough State Park sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) MinnAqua Program….


Kids Recommend Osprey to be New State Bird of Florida

The osprey is the winner in a statewide vote of fourth- through eighth-graders to be Florida’s new official state bird. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Department of Education teamed up to conduct the election as a civics lesson for the kids. Students across the state…


New Hampshire Youth Hunt Weekend for Deer Set for October 25-26, 2008

CONCORD, N.H. — Young deer hunters will have their own opportunity for success on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2008, when New Hampshire’s youth deer hunt is held.  This weekend gives young people statewide the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with…


Annual Kids Wildlife Art Competition Announced by Magazine

RALEIGH, N.C.  – Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is sponsoring an art contest for children to encourage them to observe and appreciate native wildlife as an inspiration for art and science. Students attending kindergarten through eighth grade in North Carolina are eligible to enter an original work of a wild…


National Park Service Unveils New Website For Children

WASHINGTON, DC – The Kids Zone, a new addition to the National Park Service’s website, http://www.nps.gov, contains more than 50 interactive activities designed to connect children with the people, places, and events commemorated in the country’s 391 National Park Service sites. Starting August 25, children visiting the website can learn…