A dozen club volunteers turn out to help eight blind and visually impaired children and ten blind and visually impaired adults interact with the Sensory Safari. The group worked chapter volunteers over with non-stop questions about the animals and themselves. One of our AWLS alumni worked with a blind autistic boy who at first would not touch any animal. Thirty minutes later, he was eagerly following her to the next animal and touching every display. His mother, with tears in her eyes, commented that this was a much better experience for him than going to the zoo.
Remember field trips? That great day at school when you got to learn outside the classroom? The SCI Foundation Education Department offered a unique educational experience at Convention for high school students from Clark Continue reading Tomorrow’s Conservationists
On a beautiful Southern California day hundreds of people lined up for the 16th Annual Youth Safari Day at Raajauge Shooting Sports Pavilion. Before the day was over, 950 Adults and 3,100 youths had experienced over 40 events and exhibits ranging from Archery, Rubber band and BB gun shooting stations, to Falconry exhibitions and an exciting Mounted Horseback Competition. The event was brought to a close with the Grand Finale raffle drawing. Each youth with a wristband received a ticket and in the end 250 BB Guns, Fishing Rods & Reels and numerous other prizes were given away. Everyone had a blast and it reinforces the need to expose the younger generations to all of the elements of the outdoors and to help fortify and preserve our hunting heritage.
The Southwest Ohio Chapter of SCI unveiled their new Sensory Safari Trailer at a Field and Stream Shop grand opening in Dayton, Ohio in early October. In spite of rainy conditions on the opening day, the trailer saw well over 5,500 visitors on its first trip out. Continue reading Southwest Ohio Chapters Debuts Sensory Safari Trailer