Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring a June 7 through June 9 conference in Estes Park that will teach best practices for providing outdoor skills education. Participants will receive in-depth training in how to teach skills like archery, cast-iron cooking, shooting, canoeing, kayaking and much, much more. Sessions will also focus on teaching methods that can be used to make sure students are engaged, challenged and retaining outdoor skills for lifelong enjoyment.
The “Focus on Forever” Conference is designed to help current outdoor skills instructors improve and help organizations train new instructors all with the main goal of getting more people outdoors in Colorado.
“Colorado is an amazing state with so many outdoor opportunities,” explained Allison Kincaid, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Partnership Coordinator. “People are hungry to learn new skills and get outside but individual organizations may not have the ability to offer all of this training in one place for their staff, volunteers and board members.”
The Conference cost is $325 per person but Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a limited amount of scholarship funding set aside to provide a 50-percent match for organizations that can’t afford the entire fee. An application for the matching fund scholarship is available by contacting Allison Kincaid at [email protected] or 303-291-7252.
“Beyond building skills, we’re excited to bring partner organizations together to network,” added Kincaid. “Participants will learn about programs being offered by other organizations and, we hope, get a chance to find new ways to team up for greater success.”
Details about the Focus on Forever Conference can be found on the Pheasants Forever website at http://pheasantsforever.org/page/1/Focus-on-Forever-Conference.jsp.
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