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HOW Box Wows Cub Scouts

By Ann Maki, Sables Life Member and SCI Member

Cub Scout troop #773 from Afton, Wyoming, sat in rapt attention during their recent field trip to our home in Alpine, Wyoming. Their eyes were wide at the sight of the amazing collection of animal mounts and artifacts in our extensive trophy room and their hands on experience with the contents of the Education Sables Hands On Wildlife (HOW) box enhanced their many questions.

They had observations and stories to share while wanting to learn more about animal behavior, predator-prey relationships and habitat issues.

I was gifted a HOW Box three years ago by the SCI Jackson Hole Chapter and have taught more than 500 students in area schools, combining this with tours of my husband Alan’s trophy room, which provides an ideal classroom setting.

The Box allows you to teach at various age levels, beginning with simple concepts such as predator/prey relationships and progressing to how we can, as future hunters, be true conservationists.

Student interest is immediately sparked by the interactive format of being able to touch an animal, the hide, skull, track and scat replicas.  The HOW Box is an amazing hands-on teaching tool and I’m not sure who enjoys it more, the teacher or the students! For information about the HOW Box, contact the SCIF Education Department at 520-620-1220, extension 231.   You, too, can WOW students with the HOW Box!

 

Youth Safari Day Has Record Crowd

A record crowd turned out this past weekend to enjoy the Annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day put on by the Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, Chapters of Safari Club International. As you can see in these videos, everyone had a great time and looks forward to returning to the event next year. Look for additional coverage in your upcoming Safari Club publications.

Youth Safari Day Happening Now!

SCI President, John Whipple, invites everyone to Youth Outdoor Safari Day today.  Call Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises now at 951-735-7981 for information.

Youth Outdoor Safari Day July 21

The Los Angeles and Orange County, California, Chapters of Safari Club International are holding their 14th annual Youth Outdoor Safari Day next Saturday at the Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex located at 14995 River Road, Corona, CA, between the 91 and 60 freeways. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.   [Click for Driving Directions]

The event was started by the Chapters to reach out and expose as many children from the community as possible to the enjoyment that comes from participating in outdoor activities. Through example and guidance, Chapter Members demonstrate not only their passion for the outdoors, but also educate kids to preserve their outdoor heritage for future generations.

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At the all-day event, kids have the opportunity to view and experience firsthand an exciting array of fun outdoor activities. Those activities include archery, BB guns, kayaking, Laser Shot and paintball games. Kids can learn how to make game calls and paint duck decoys. Other activities include walking through the Sensory Safari Van, viewing unbelievable shooting exhibitions and more. Kids can catch fish, see hawks and falcons up close, talk with modern mountain men and cowboys, and win outdoor prizes in the kid’s raffle.

“This event is a great opportunity for us to introduce youths to the outdoor sports,” said SCI President John Whipple.  “Through outreach programs such as Youth Outdoor Safari Day, we are educating kids in a way that’s fun and rewarding for them.”

Cost of this fun-filled event is only $30 per family if you pre-register, or $40 the day of the event.  Included in the cost are kid’s raffle tickets and all the outdoor activities. Pre-registering here is highly recommended. Lunch is $6 provided by In n Out Burger and you can purchase your lunch at time of pre-registration.

For more information about the event, visit the Youth Outdoor Safari Day website. To volunteer, donate, or otherwise get involved in the Youth Outdoor Safari Day, contact: Mike Raahauge’s Shooting Complex at (951) 735-7981 or email info@youthsafariday.com.