SCINFM sponsored (2) educators, Joanne Cauthan and Natalie Lichtman, to attend a week program at the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) in Jackson, Wyoming. AWLS program offers hands-on lessons focused around the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation as-well-as engaging take home lessons on conservation education. Joanne and Natalie learned firearm safety, became certified in archery and took wildlife ecology/conservation courses. They also collaborate with other educators learning about resources to use and ways to incorporate nature into teachable lessons. They had hands on lessons in ecology by going into a small stream and recording data we found. They learned firearm safety with handguns and rifles, as well as how to properly clean them. They were able to go to Pinedale to learn about the two horned migration route and how important it is for them. Project WILD is a program that was introduced to them so they could learn how to incorporate the outdoors into their lesson plans. They also spent time outside with only certain items in a bookbag and working together to set up camp, make a fire, and keep our area safe. AWLS professors also taught them how to make fly fishing hooks and how to fly fish. All of these skills and lessons were taught hands on with experienced teachers.
Congratulations Joanna Cauthan and Natalie Lichtman