Monday, April 21, 2014

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sign Historic MOU to Engage Urban Youth in Outdoor Recreation and STEM Education

George Washington Carver

Initiative commemorates American scientist, botanist, and inventor, George Washington Carver to promote Conservation of North American Wildlife and their Habitats

WASHINGTON– On April 23, FWS Director Dan Ashe will join Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. President Jonathan A. Mason for an historic MOU signing.  The partnership establishes a broad framework for engagement of urban youth in outdoor physical recreation through the “Let’s Move Outside!” program and in hands-on science activities to promote interest in the biological sciences.  The initiative commemorates American scientist, botanist and inventor George Washington Carver.

Dan Ashe, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Jonathan A. Mason, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Rep. John Lewis, invited
Harry Belafonte (actor and activist), invited
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:30 p.m. EDT,
South Interior Building Auditorium
Department of Interior
1951 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20245
Noemi Perez, USFWS, 703-358-2688,
Ron Carter, Phi Beta Sigma, 626-345-1413,
Media wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP with press contact by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 22. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit, or connect with us media channels

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