Have you ever considered sponsoring an educator from your community to attend one of the six workshops scheduled at AWLS this summer? Our goal is to fill every seat in each workshop, which holds a maximum of 40 educators. Chapter fundraising season is coming to an end and sponsoring an educator to attend AWLs with your hard-earned fundraising dollars is a rewarding way to spend those funds. Continue reading Sponsor An Educator To Attend AWLS
Thanks to a grant from SCI Sables, nearly100 youth were treated to dove shoots at two different hunts by Tennessee Valley SCI. Working in partnership, with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Chapter sponsored two shoots for youngsters 16 and younger this fall.
On opening day, the Tennessee Valley Chapter SCI worked with the Sequatchie Valley Youth Hunters Association to host a shoot for more than 60 young hunters.
The event included a BBQ, live music, tee shirts, hats, and a prize drawing that included a youth model shotgun. Two days later, the Chapter worked with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to sponsor a shoot in Hamilton County, Tennessee for approximately 25 young hunters. There, the kids were given hats and a drawing was held for a muzzleloader and a shotgun. More youth events are being planned, including a seminar on varmint hunting and hosting a rabbit hunt.
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!