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Future Conservationists Initiative

The Future Conservationists Initiative (FCI) brings high-quality environmental education to local second grade classrooms at no cost to the schools. All programs through the Future Conservationists Initiative are funded by donations to the Backcountry Conservation & Education Fund 501c3 nonprofit.


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the point of the Future Conservationists Initiative?

Let’s be honest, we (adults) may love the outdoors and find a passion in conserving wild places like the Backcountry Wilderness Area, but we won’t be around forever. The education team of the Backcountry Wilderness Area brings top-notch, hands-on environmental education program directly into local second grade classrooms to give each child a chance to learn about conservation in our community and beyond. The goal of our program is to start the conversation on conservation and instill the power in each child that they can start protecting wildlife habitat by learning about it.

Future Conservationists Initiative Program Request