Interactive center inside Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid teaches wetlands conservation, waterfowling history and more

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 8, 2015 – The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center inside Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid opened its doors to the public April 29.

More than 20,000 people flocked to the grand opening celebration that featured an all-star cast of celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment and the outdoors joining together to help Bass Pro Shops celebrate the opening of one of the most immersive, dynamic retail experiences in the world. Grand opening festivities continued through May 3.

“Ducks Unlimited is thrilled to partner with Bass Pro Shops in bringing the Waterfowling Heritage Center to life,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall. “The center plays a large part in honoring our hunting and conservation heritage, while also educating Bass Pro Shops guests about DU’s vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. And with both the Bass Pro Shops and DU Waterfowling Heritage Center logos gracing the south side of the Pyramid, this partnership will be a tremendous boost to public awareness of our brand and mission.”

The Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center allows visitors to learn about Ducks Unlimited, wetlands conservation, waterfowl, the history of waterfowl hunting in North America and the important role that sportsmen and women have played in conserving our continent’s wildlife and habitat.

The Waterfowling Heritage Center offers exhibits and experiences for visitors of all ages, including displays featuring waterfowling collectibles, vintage firearms and original art. In addition, a small theater allows visitors to experience the excitement of an Arkansas flooded timber duck hunt.

Click here for more information about the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at www.youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.

Logo courtesy Ducks Unlimited

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