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SCI Foundation, Mossy Oak Team-Up On Conservation Education

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For Immediate Release: June 18,   2013

Tucson, AZ: This summer one of   America’s foremost conservation organizations and most popular camouflage   companies have teamed-up to offer educators a unique hands-on opportunity to   learn about the North American Model of Wildlife Management.

Safari Club International   Foundation (SCI Foundation) and Mossy Oak are conducting a professional   development course for teachers from across the nation and Canada in a   Wyoming wilderness setting. The American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS),   located in Jackson, Wyoming, offers a college-level course in “conservation”   – understanding natural resources management and, more specifically,   management of wildlife. Individual classes in this seven-day workshop include   stream ecology, riparian ecology, human impacts on wildlife habitat,   introduction to shooting sports and instructor certification for the National   Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

Each year 250 teachers from   around the United States and Canada attend the AWLS summer workshops, where   Mossy Oak is sponsoring attending educators. Five intensive seven-day   sessions are being held to help these key educators embrace the hunting   tradition and help them integrate it with science, math and social studies   that can be taught both inside and outside the classroom.

“Getting youth outdoors and   using nature to teach is integral to the Mossy Oak lifestyle. SCI   Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School gives educators the   opportunity to use the outdoors as a classroom,” said Ben Maki, Senior Vice   President, Chief Marketing Officer at Mossy Oak. “They are learning how to   incorporate conservation lessons into science, math, language arts, social   studies and physical education. We’re proud to support AWLS.”

For more information on this   exciting and important program, or to learn how you can become part of it,   contact SCI Foundation’s Sue Hankner, shankner@safariclub.org, Mossy Oak’s Allison Carter, acarter@mossyoak.com, or visit http://www.safariclubfoundation.org/education/awls.

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Haas Outdoors Inc. is   headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of   Mossy Oak (www.mossyoak.com). Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing   modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can   be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the   outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing   and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under   widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak   Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, GameKeepers and Mossy Oak   Properties.

Safari Club International   Foundation – http://www.safariclubfoundation.org   – (SCI Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) charitable   organization that funds and manages worldwide dedicated to wildlife   conservation, and outdoor education. Since 2000, SCIF has provided over $50   million to these causes around the world. Visit the SCI Foundation’s new   website at www.safariclubfoundation.org for more information on how you can contribute to   international conservation.

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