Welcome to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN)

This bold new program jointly sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida leads the effort to reconnect Florida's children with traditional outdoor activities.

A statewide network of conservation centers, it is designed to encourage and empower kids to participate in traditional outdoor recreation. Experts teach them how to safely enjoy the outdoor heritage we have worked so hard to maintain. The FYCCN includes Wild Outdoor Hubs offering deep-woods experiences that connect to Near Outdoor Centers offering experiences closest to children in their everyday lives.

Already in operation, the FYCCN is proving to be a formidable weapon in the fight against too much time spent indoors with electronic media and too little time spent outdoors with nature. But there is much more to be done, and we need your help to do it.

  • We need businesses and organizations to become our partners.
  • We need property owners and manufacturers to help us secure sites and resources.
  • We need volunteers of every age and ability.
  • We need fund-raising support and financial contributions.

Join with us to provide our youngsters the education and guidance they need to get safely engaged in traditional outdoor activities. Only in that way will they learn to love nature and the great outdoors and be willing to accept stewardship of our precious outdoor heritage in the future. They will become the next generation that cares!