- Mansel A Nelson Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 928-523-1275 Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu Begin forwardedMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2013View Source
Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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From: "Warder, Eleanor M - (warder)" <warder@...>
Date: August 26, 2013, 10:20:02 AM MST
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Subject: [ua-announce] Additional Arizona Game & Fish Dept Opportunities
Reply-To: "Warder, Eleanor M - (warder)" <warder@...>
In addition to the teacher professional development opportunities we sent out last week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has a number of other opportunities that can benefit your classrooms. Here are three:
The latest application cycle for the Department's annual Heritage grant program is open, and there are three great opportunities to get money for your schools. Below is some general information about these opportunities as well as a link to the funding windows specific to those programs.
- Environmental Education - this year we are hoping to improve wildlife-focused professional development. So, if you are have a group of in-service or pre-service teachers who could benefit from some high quality PD and are interested in partnering with the Department, check out the FUNDING WINDOW PDF for more information about what we are looking for.
- Outdoor Education - for the past couple of years, we have offered this opportunity for schools to get money to take their students on wildlife-related outdoor field trips. We can provide up to $2500 to cover transportation and substitute teacher costs. Check out the FUNDING WINDOW PDF to see the opportunities we are funding this year.
- Schoolyard Habitats - this popular opportunity can provide up to $10,000 to assist in the development of a wildlife-friendly schoolyard habitat that can be used as an outdoor learning environment. Check out the FUNDING WINDOW PDF for more information.
Complete application information can be found at the Heritage Grants website.
Please note: all applications must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, September 30 in order to be considered. Do not delay. Some of the grants can take some time to put together.
Sport Fishing Program
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is pleased to offer our “Sport Fishing Education Program” to all Arizona educators who work with grades three and above. The program is composed of two parts:
1) Classroom instruction is a one hour presentation conducted at your school location. It provides information on Native Fish and Sport Fish of Arizona, fish biology and habitat requirements. It also covers fishing safety, ethical considerations, fishing regulations and basic fishing techniques. Each participating classroom will receive fishing related educational handouts to distribute to each student.
2) Field instruction is a three to four hour, hands-on fishing event at a nearby body of water. All equipment is provided and normal fishing license requirements are waived. There is no charge for this program, although schools are responsible for transporting students and staff to the fishing location. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the field instruction (fishing field trip).
The Department utilizes Sport Fishing Education contract instructors, as well as qualified Department employees to conduct a number of Sport Fishing Education programs for schools throughout Arizona. Each year the Arizona Game and Fish Department receives many more applications for Sport Fishing programs than it has staff or resources to accommodate. To provide equal access to this program, the Department has implemented an online application process, followed by a random drawing to fill the available number of school group slots.
For more information and to apply, complete the registration form located at http://www.azgfd.gov/sportfishinged. But hurry, the application process will close on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Youth Day Save the Date
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is pleased to announce the 6th annual Youth Day at the Outdoor Expo will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014. This FREE event located at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix will include lots of hands-on educational activities, outdoor recreation opportunities and live wildlife demonstrations.
Mark your calendars and make transportation arrangements today! Registration will open in December. Look for additional details in a future email.
Wildlife Education Coordinator
Arizona Game and Fish Department