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Would you like to teach hiking to your students? How about hunting or fishing?
Outdoor Recreation for Schools Program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). Together these agencies are offering a series of workshops for educators to learn to teach outdoors skills in their classrooms. The first series of workshops in the Outdoor Recreation for Schools Program is scheduled for August 6-7, 2014 on the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College, PA. See below for quick steps to register. For more information on this training series, please contact Recruitakid@pa.gov.
Date: August 6-7, 2014 Location: Penn State University, State College, PA
Teachers must register for individual workshops in this series. Workshops overlap, so please ensure that you do not register for more than one scheduled for the same time slot. Below is an agenda for the day with links to register.
Day 1 – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 *A light breakfast will be provided prior to the training sessions at 7:45a.m. Lunch will be provided between sessions.
National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) – PGC 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
The National Archery in the Schools Program is designed for educators to teach archery in physical education courses in schools. Taught to more than 12,000,000 students worldwide, NASP-style archery is safer than any ball sport except table tennis. Learn the "11 Steps to Archery Success," the proper range layout for an indoor range, and more at this day-long workshop. *Lunch will not be provided for this workshop, so please plan accordingly.
Become certified as a Hunter-Trapper Education instructor and work with the Game Commission to offer this curriculum at your school during the day or after school hours. *Home-study required prior to attending this training.
Learn techniques used to teach basic fishing skills in a classroom setting. Participants will receive resources, lesson plans, and hands-on training in this session. Learn how to tie knots, rig and cast a rod, and learn about baits and lures used. Selecting a place to fish, fish biology, and ecology will also be covered.
Teach hunting and wildlife conservation in your classroom using this hands-on curriculum. White-tailed deer anatomy, shot placement, track identification and many other topics are covered in this training. Curriculum books will be provided on the day of the workshop.
Learn techniques used to teach basic fly fishing and casting skills in a classroom setting. Participants will receive Fish and Boat Commission resources, lesson plans, and hands-on training in this session. Learn the basics of fly casting, knot tying, rigging a rod, and learn the basics of flies and fly selection. Selecting a place to fish, fish biology, and ecology will also be covered.