TWRA to host youth summit

TWRA to host youth summit

Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011 9:58 am
By: NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE — The Ten-nessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the second Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit  June 12-17 for high school students from across Tennessee. The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the TWRA Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville.
Among the activities that the students will become acquainted with will include boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fishery biology as the topic. The summit is designed to deepen the students’ appreciation for outdoor-related activities.
Students will participate in hands-on classes that teach the importance of the natural resources and their management.
Instructors will be wildlife and fisheries biologists, wildlife officers, college professors, professional shooting coaches and experts from specific fields of interest. Students can plan on each class they sign up for to be two to four hours in length and will include hands-on application in that subject.
The TWRA is hosting TOYS in cooperation with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.
The cost to attend TOYS is $300 for the week-long experience. Students will be housed in a hotel in Clarksville and bused each day to the TWRA complex.
Students interested in attending should log on to www.tnwildlife.org and submit an application by April 30.
For more information, contact Jereme Odom at (615) 781-6500, extension 2106, or email, Jereme.Odom@tn.gov.

Published in The Messenger 3.4.11

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