Fundraising for fisheries education
Cassidy Miles is a graduate student at Western Illinois University. She wanted to start a fundraiser for the American Fisheries Society Hutton Program.
This program provides paid summer internships with a mentor in fisheries for high school students (particularly from under-represented groups) from Canada, America, and Mexico. The Hutton Scholars gain field and lab experience in fisheries.
Cassidy collaborated with artist Drew Wilson and created the Diversity and Inclusion Fish logo. It is a bluegill outline filled with the more inclusive PRIDE flag (includes Trans flag colors and Black and Brown stripes for LGBTQ+ People of Color.)
Outdoors for everyone pin badge (below)
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This was the first piece of merchandise created for the AFS Hutton Program Fundraiser.
The pins were a limited batch that were created and sold out in 1 and a half days. These raised over $1,000 for the program! The design was created in collaboration with artist Drew Wilson (known as @drewlr on Instagram.)