We all share a love of the outdoors and work tirelessly to instill that love in our children, for their future. When children spend time in the outdoors, both learning skills and exploring nature, they are more likely to grow up to be more connected with nature and help to pass on this heritage to their children.
Recreation and Wildlife Conservation organizations like yours have seen a continuous decline in participation rates and membership over the years. Parents are busy, and lifestyles have changed so that nature based outdoor activities don’t appear readily accessible. For kids, the outdoors competes with video games and devices, organized sports and social media. People simply don’t spend time outside any longer, or don’t know where to start.
Wildlife organizations build programs and develop activities to encourage youth to learn about and experience the outdoors. They vie for the attention of youth and their parents, often seeing one another as adversaries. But the reality is that we all have the same end goal: to conserve the natural habitat of wildlife.
Through Be Outdoors Arizona, we can come together as a collective group with one mission. We can conserve natural habitats, encourage responsible hunting and foster a love of the outdoors among children and their families. When we nurture a new family in our organizations, we have a responsibility to introduce the family to similar organizations with parallel values.
Limited by hunting regulations, weather and location, your organization’s peak season likely lasts a few weeks to several months. You cannot sustain year-round activities that keep new anglers, hunters and avid outdoorsmen interested and involved. Instead, we must support one another.
By supporting Be Outdoors Arizona through populating its activity calendar, you encourage a new generation of individuals who will grow to support your organization and others like it. The result? Thriving natural habitats of the wildlife we hold near to our hearts—whether they be antelope, deer, trout, turkey or other game and fish. All that is asked of you is to let attendees know of the other opportunities that exist. If everyone cooperates then everyone gains.
Please submit your upcoming events and activities to our calendar. In turn, we will provide exposure of each event through our calendar and on social media platforms. We cannot save the natural habitats in Arizona alone. Together, we have power in numbers.