Expand Participation in Conservation

Expanding partnerships and FWC programs to encourage diverse youth and families to be more involved in the future of conservation.

Today’s children are increasingly disconnected from nature, devoting nearly eight hours a day to digital media. This is a problem! Kids who don’t experience the outdoors now are less likely to become our next generation of natural resource stewards. Overcoming this challenge is mission critical, which is why the FWC launched a public-private partnership initiative called the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN). This statewide network provides opportunities for youth and their families to safely engage in traditional outdoor activities and develop an understanding about fish and wildlife conservation.

By leveraging the FWC’s passionate staff, successful programs and existing partnerships, the FYCCN will continue to increase the number and diversity of youth and families and the partners who serve them. Through our outreach to these many diverse partners, we are Creating the Next Generation that Cares.