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Weekly Update: American Wilderness Leadership School

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Recently, SCI Foundation’s education department sent out over twelve-hundred invitations to educators across the nation inviting them to renew their energy and enthusiasm for teaching by attending The American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) in Jackson, Wyoming.

This eight-day professional development workshop offers hands-on lessons focused around the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The program seeks to introduce educators to engaging take home lessons on conservation education that have been integrated into K-12 math, science, language arts, social studies and physical education.

While at AWLS, educators will learn to effectively use the outdoors as a classroom while participating in fun, exciting activities, including an introduction to shooting sports and a white water raft trip on the Snake River, taught by enthusiastic instructors that are experts in their fields.

Guest speakers include: Harlan Kredit, high school science teacher and summer Yellowstone Park Ranger, Dr. Bart Ballard, PhD, Research Scientist, and Professor Caesar Kleberg, from the Wildlife Research Institute & Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University–Kingsville who are sure inspire educators and their students for years to come.

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Content-relevant field trips to Pinedale, Wyoming Gas Fields, National Elk Refuge, Teton Park Visitor Center, and Jackson, Wyoming are all part of the adventure. Furthermore, workshop goers attend meetings with Wyoming Game & Fish Biologists and the Bureau of Land Management land managers that will provide ‘real-world” experiences they can take back and share with the students in their classrooms.

Educators may choose from one of six eight-day Workshop sessions, June 11th through August 10th. They may sign up now, as a limited number of tuition sponsorships, a $900 value, are still available. The AWLS program also allows educators to receive continuing education units from AWLS and college credit through Colorado State University.

For information on registration, program specifics, and session dates contact Karen Crehan at KCrehan@safariclub.org or 520.620.1220 x231.

Twice a week, SCI Foundation informs readers about conservation initiatives happening worldwide and updates them on SCI Foundation’s news, projects and events. Tuesdays are dedicated to an Issue of the Week and Thursday’s Weekly Updates will provide an inside look into research and our other science-based conservation efforts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more SCI Foundation news.

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