CondorKids - SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative
VENTURA, CA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in partnership with the Santa Barbara Zoo and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is pleased to announce the expansion of the CondorKids program, a pilot education and outreach effort that connects students in predominantly urban areas with California condor conservation and recovery efforts.

CondorKids is one of ten programs to receive funding as part of the Department of Interior’s SoCal Urban Refuge Project announced by Secretary Sally Jewell this past Wednesday. Through a $1 million grant, the SoCal Urban Refuge Project incorporates outdoor learning, service and stewardship of natural habitats, and conservation-based projects for youth and young adults from diverse communities across southern California from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

“This dedicated funding will help engage the next generation of conservationists while also strengthening connections between the community and these public lands that belong to all Americans,” Jewel said.
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