DU 75th National Convention Kids' Activities

Don't leave the kids at home; bring them for some DU fun!
2012 DU National Convention
Our 75th anniversary convention in Nashville is an ideal location to introduce young people to DU. We have put together a full menu of activities for Greenwings and College Chapter members to enjoy at a very reasonable cost. Here are the highlights!

Wednesday Funshoot

Children (10 and up), novices and non-shooters of all ages can "Learn to Shoot." Take the complimentary motor coach to the TN Clay Target Complex and learn the fundamentals of safe shotgun shooting from experienced instructors. Youth under the age of 16 will be eligible for a drawing for youth model shotguns.

Thursday Duckhead Painting

Join renowned decoy carver/artist Charles Jobes for a fun decoy painting activity. Paint how you like—anything goes. 

Friday Habitat Game

Join New York volunteers as they take kids of all ages on an interactive habitat journey, highlighting the obstacles our feathered friends face on their migration and the benefits of DU's habitat work.

Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Kids will search the expansive atrium in an interactive scavenger hunt. 

GW Pins and Pin Zone

DU has produced a special 75th anniversary Greenwing pin and all Greenwings who attend the convention will receive a supply for trading. (Pin collectors note: The only way you can get this pin is to trade with a youth—GOOD LUCK!) 

These activities are free of charge, but we ask that you pre-register with Brenda Sospenzi at 901-758-3769 or bsospenzi@ducks.org. Onsite registration will be at the Kids Zone Registration Table in the Presidential Lobby, level two of the convention center.
  • Convention registration for children 14 and under is complimentary (there are charges for tours and the Saturday Gala). 
  • Convention registration for ages 15-22 is $200 (there are charges for tours). 
  • Click here to download the Kids' Shooting Waiver form.
So, don't leave the kids with Grandma and Grandpa. Bring them to Nashville for some great DU fun!