Go Wild! Youth for Conservation
2016 Go Wild! Youth for Conservation, Mission B.C., August 13-21!
Go Wild! Youth for Conservation wrapped up in Mission on August 21, 2016. Thank you to the Mission & District Rod & Gun Club for hosting this year's camp.
The camp ran smoothly and was once again a great success. We had a great bunch of youth join us throughout the week and partake in a lot of fun outdoor activities, while learning to be environmental stewards in their community.
The children had a blast learning about endangered species in the area and going on a hike led by conservation biologist Pamela Zevit. They learned to filet fish with the British Columbia Federation Of Drift Fishers, before heading to a fishing lesson at the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery. The group reasoned out how to deal with environmental, ethical dilemmas and came up with new ways to reduce waste. Working with Mission Adopt-a-block, they cleaned up a section of Dewdney Trunk Road near the Mission Rod and Gun Club. A favorite day of the group was the trip to Harrison Lake, as well as the day on the ranges trying out archery and various firearms.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and volunteered their time and expertise!
If you are interested in a Go Wild! workshop being held in your area, please let your local member club know and have them contact us for more information.
Read the full report HERE.
Go Wild! Youth for Conservation is a leadership workshop for youth ages 13 – 17. The program 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 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.|
|Explore different wilderness and conservation-oriented educational and career paths.|
Get out and get wild at hatcheries, nature reserves, and local parks!