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May 29th, 2022

Empowering San Diego Urban Youth Through the Healing Power of Nature

Large group of individuals standing on a fishing dock with the words "Seaforth Landing" behind.

In the early morning chill before sunrise, a group of 13 Black youth and their families excitedly huddled together at the Seaforth Landing dock in Mission Bay, San Diego. They stepped aboard the New Seaforth, a fishing charter that would take them to their first deep-sea fishing adventure since last summer. For the members of the Blue Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization that mentors and supports underserved Black males between the ages of 13 and 18, this early April trip would also be one of their first trips together since the recent passing of Tracy Morris, the founder and executive director of the Blue Heart Foundation.

August 17th, 2021

Walk For The Wild 5K Challenge



OCTOBER 9–16, 2021

The Challenge

We’re on a mission to empower wildlife and humans to thrive. The challenge is to get people moving a distance of 5K in nature on behalf of as many national wildlife refuges as possible; there are 568 to choose from.

By joining us, you commit to:

  • Move a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) in nature during the week starting October 9, 2021. It’s up to you how you move (as long as you do it self-propelled), where in nature you go, and whether you go solo or with friends or family.
  • Choose a favorite or soon-to-be-favorite national wildlife refuge to walk for. We hope to see as many wildlife refuges represented as possible and look forward to reporting how many are represented by Walk for the Wild participants.
  • During the week, record your activity — walking, jogging, hiking, strolling, or whatever you choose— either manually, or using your favorite fitness tracker. Once you’ve completed the 5k distance (3.1 miles), you are officially a Finisher!
  • OPTIONAL, if you are competitive and want to see who can do the challenge the fastest or slowest, you can report your finish time by October 31, 2021.
  • Lastly, we hope you share your challenge experiences on social media with the hashtag #walkforthewild2021 and #WildlifeRefuge

Learn more and sign up 

May 6th, 2020

May 12-Lunchtime Live: What’s for Lunch? Fried Eggs!

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MAY 12

Lunchtime Live: What’s for Lunch? Fried Eggs!
Public · Hosted by Tijuana Estuary (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve) and San Diego National Wildlife Refuges

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12 PM – 12:30 PM
Next Week · 59–68°F Sunny

Tijuana Estuary (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve)
301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, California 91932

April 22nd, 2020

New Learn Page on the NWRS Webpage

The new “Learn” pages are live on the NWRS site — with links to puzzles, games, podcasts, stories, videos, webcams and coloring pages that kids and adults can do from home.

Virtual Learning

Even when you’re stuck indoors or keeping close to home, you can still deepen your knowledge of the natural world and entertain yourself in the process.

Fun reads, wildlife videos and webcams, nature puzzles and games, podcasts and coloring pages all can be good resources to inspire wonder and build nature knowledge at any age.

Browse our collection of lively resources from national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries around the country on our new “Learn” pages.

Here is a direct link to the main page:

November 27th, 2017

International Migratory Bird Day

Environment for the Americas connects people to bird conservation
across the Western Hemisphere.
Birder Monday Supports Conservation
November 2017
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is expanding across the Western Hemisphere. Read about our latest connections, new partners, and partnership agreement with the Convention on Migratory Species.
Birdy Gifts Support Conservation

From scarves and mugs to shade-grown coffee and stocking stuffers, Environment for the Americas has a selection of holiday gifts that will make the whole family happy. Their smiles will be even bigger knowing that 100% of our profits support our education efforts across the Western Hemisphere through International Migratory Bird Day. We use these proceeds to provide free education materials to bird clubs, schools, conservation groups, and more. Thanks for your support!
You can order online by clicking the image at right or give us a call at 303-499-1950.
Fall Migration in Venezuela
Join us for a presentation from Miguel Matta of Venezuela. Miguel is an International Migratory Bird Day partner and has been conducting research on migratory birds. He will share some of the results 27 years of banding studies and his work providing community education about migratory birds through International Migratory Bird Day.
This webinar is in Spanish only. 
Fall IMBD Highlight

Fall Bird Day events are growing and the autumn programs are just as spectacular as spring migration. Despite the storms in the Caribbean, our partners there have rallied and offered programs and presentations.

Thank to everyone who has contributed to making the world a safer place for migratory birds!
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