Recently, a few friends and I went to visit the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center (BTYCC). The BTYCC mission statement “Getting Youth Outdoors” simply means involving kids in outdoor activities to strengthen their connection to nature and wildlife.  At the BTYCC kids learn, play and explore outside through a variety of activities including birding, hiking, fishing, archery, sport shooting, hunting, kayaking and boating.

I was joined by Sona Chambers, Leesa Carter, Elizabeth Lynch, and Brian S. Yablonski, a Commissioner of Florida Fish and Wildlife. We toured the center and it was really special to observe campers learning the importance of conservation and stewardship. Teaching our children to become the future stewards of the environment starts with getting them outdoors.

I am so proud of my brother Beau. Visit btycc.org to learn more about the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center.