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Go Wild! Youth for Conservation

Go Wild! Youth for Conservation is a leadership workshop for youth ages 13 – 17. This four-day event introduces youth to fish & wildlife conservation, ecology, and sustainability, and strives to inspire an interest in environmental stewardship. Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge to become involved in conservation projects making a positive impact in their home community.

The program features a diverse range of activities bound to amuse, educate, and provide valuable experience to participants. The workshop will also include guest speakers and classroom discussions, and will offer information for those contemplating post-secondary and career options in a conservation-related field.

Go Wild! Youth for Conservation workshops feature a wide variety of great elements including:

Visit to a local Fish & Game / Rod & Gun Club that includes archery and shooting lessons.
Learn from conservation leaders in your community.
A variety of guest speakers that can include Conservation Officers, fish & wildlife experts, wetland specialists, and other professionals
Explore your local ecosystem and learn about the flora and fauna in your area.
Participate in a conservation project and make a difference in your community.
Explore different wilderness and conservation-oriented educational and career paths. 

Get out and get wild at hatcheries, nature reserves, and local parks!

2014 Go Wild! Events - Kelowna, Courtenay, and the Lower Mainland

Go Wild! Lower Mainland, B.C.
August 18 to 21, 2014
9:00am to 4:30pm
Meet at Simon Fraser University in Surrey

Click here for more information and to sign up for Go Wild! Lower Mainland

Go Wild! Kelowna, B.C.
July 21 to 24, 2014

Thanks for coming out everybody!

Go Wild! Courtenay, B.C.
August 5 to 8, 2014
9:00am to 4:30pm

Thanks for coming out everybody!

We want your vote - have your say in the 2015 BCWF Artist of the Year competition!

For the first time ever, YOU have a chance to cast a vote and help choose the next BCWF Artist of the Year! This year's worthy finalists were selected from more than thirty submissions, and include works by Valerie Rogers, Laura Levitsky, and David Flatt.

Click here to cast your vote for the 2015 Artist of the Year - voting ends September 30th, 2014!

2015 Artist of the Year Finalists

Down by the River by Valerie Rogers


Valerie Rogers is a naturalist painter. She paints in-depth visual studies of nature and it's creatures in their own quiet places. She focuses on the natural beauty around her and translates it to paint, paper, and canvas. A lifetime spent immersed in nature, studying plants and animals as closely as possible provides the background information for her paintings. Her love for the outdoors is reflected in her artwork. That artwork helps to support the conservation efforts of numerous local and national environmental groups.



A Quiet Repose by Laura Levitsky


Laura Levitsky is quickly gaining a solid reputation as a recommended emerging artist to watch.  She is a nature artist, inspired by British Columbia’s landscape, wildlife and landmarks.  There is a great amount of time and energy invested in each painting as Laura, in no way neglects the smallest of detail.  Laura is an outdoor enthusiast, and never goes anywhere without her sketch book and camera equipment.  Whether it’s the research of her subjects that take her on her outdoor excursions, or her outdoor excursions that take her to her subjects, Laura’s field studies allow her to recreate the natural settings of her subjects.



View from Above by David Flatt


David Flatt is a painter and sculptor living and working in Vancouver. He was born in 1962. David began his training in drawing and painting with classes at Kwantlen College and the University College of the the Fraser Valley. He has attended workshops at the Scottsdale Artist School with Greg Beecham and at Hollyhock with Robert Bateman. David has also been trained in classical stone sculpture from Alberto Replanski. In 2012, David was named as a finalist in Artist’s Magazine 29th Annual art competition in the wildlife category.  


Click here to cast your vote for the 2015 Artist of the Year!


The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia's largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 40,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Our volunteers and donors give generously of their time and finances to support to a wide range of wildlife conservation programs and projects.  Join us today!


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