Bringing the outdoors inside

DU unveils revamped youth website

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DU recently unveiled the revamped Greenwing website.

Fast Facts:

  • DU unveils new Greenwing website.
  • Website targets DU's junior members.
  • Features include: printable worksheets, early reader features, waterfowl profiles and how-to-videos.
  • Visit www.greenwing.org for more information.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - April 14, 2016 - In an effort to utilize today's technology to further youth knowledge and enjoyment of the outdoors, Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently unveiled a revamped Greenwing website.

Started in the 1970s, DU's Greenwing program has been the foundation for Ducks Unlimited's initiatives for youth of all ages.

The new Greenwing website, www.greenwing.org, was specifically designed for DU's junior Greenwing members. Features include a myriad of activities such as printable worksheets, early reader features, waterfowl profiles and how-to-videos. Additional plans for the website include interactive educational games.

"Technology will always continue to progress," said Dr. Ronal Roberson, DU's youth and education committee chairman. "While the ultimate goal is to educate and encourage our youth to get outdoors and experience this gift, we feel that capitalizing on what our youth already know and use on a daily basis will help us provide that experience in a different setting."

Also included in the website update is the "For Parents" section that discusses DU's mission and vision, in addition to information about the benefits of the Greenwing program. Users may even view past event photos from Greenwing events across the country and search for upcoming events in their area.

"Competition for youth's free time is always increasing," said Mark Horobetz, DU's manager of youth and education programs. "To continue conservation as we know it today, we must strive to educate the next generation of conservationists. DU's Greenwing program provides these opportunities, and our goal is to enhance that experience through the new website."

In addition to providing the best resources for DU members and volunteers, the new Greenwing website is designed with engaging features to bring the outdoors inside for youth to experience and enjoy anywhere.

For more information visit www.greenwing.org.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.6 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.

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