CWA’s education programs get kids outside and sometimes even bring the outdoors to them!

The efforts of our programs have one goal in mind: the future.

We are doing everything we can to teach as many youth as possible about the importance of wildlife and how hunting plays an important role in conservation.

For those who are interested in learning to hunt, we have summer camps that blend conservation education with hunting skills training.

School children participate in CWA's classroom programs

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

California Waterfowl’s school programs are designed to introduce children to the world of wetlands, instilling an affinity we hope will last into their adult years, when they will become the state’s decision makers.

Every year, we teach thousands of students about wetlands, the importance of hunter-funded conservation through the Federal Duck Stamp, and give them a drawing lesson to get them started on their entries for the California Junior Duck Stamp Contest.

We also teach students about wood ducks and the remarkable hunter-driven comeback of a species that was on the brink of extinction, as well as get students out to the marsh to learn about wetlands by doing the kind of work biologists do.

To learn more about our programs and how teachers can sign up, click the links below.

classroom programs field programs

SCHOLARSHIPS

We know the future of waterfowl and wetlands depends on ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders are invested in the outdoors.

That’s why we offer scholarships for all of our education programs – K-12 field trips and classroom programs, college scholarships for students studying waterfowl or wetland ecology, and scholarships for our summer camps.

Learn more

Students learn about waterfowl.

TEACHER RESOURCES

CWA staff doesn’t have to be in the classroom for children to learn about waterfowl (although it helps!).

We provide worksheets, lessons and presentations for teachers to use to supplement our classroom programs that teach kids about waterfowl, wetlands and the importance of hunters to the conservation effort.

Learn more

SUMMER CAMPS

Do you want to get your child into hunting and ensure he or she has a strong conservation ethic? Or is your child already hunting, but wants to improve his or her hunting skills? Either way, we have summer camps that fit the bill.

Every year, California Waterfowl hosts hunter conservation camps that teach aspiring hunters the nuts and bolts of waterfowl hunting and conservation. Level 1 camps also include Hunter Education, the prerequisite for getting a hunting license in California.

Our camps are a one-stop shop for a lifetime of outdoor adventures!

Learn more

Kayaking at Hunter Conservation Camp

VOLUNTEER

Sometimes we need a little help when we’re introducing busloads of children to the joys of wetlands and waterfowl. Can you be there for us?

Volunteer

Are you ready to help our education programs?