Archery as an Outreach Tool


Target Audience:

Educators, outdoor recreation planners, naturalists/interpreters, community outreach specialists, extension agents, resource managers, and others involved in connecting people to nature/outdoors.

Summary and Objectives:

Expand and enhance your visitor service programs through archery. In this course participants will learn how to facilitate archery programs, as well as introduce their audiences to bowhunting which can lead to other wildlife dependent activities such as wildlife viewing and photography. Specifically, participants will learn the basics of archery and archery equipment, practice setting up a safe archery range, explore building partnerships with state agencies, options for obtaining equipment and discover exciting games and activities through curriculum such as Explore Bowhunting. This course is facilitated through a partnership with the National Archery in the Schools Program. Participants that complete this course will be certified as a Basic Archery Instructor Trainer through the National Archery in the Schools Program, providing participants the knowledge to Train others as Archery instructors and implement their own archery program at their site.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how archery meets your site's mission.
  • Discuss and perform basic maintenance of equipment.
  • Demonstrate games and activities from various archery curriculum to link archery to hunting, FWS careers and wildlife conservation.
  • Obtain certification as a Basic Archery Instructor Trainer to Certify others as Archery Instructors and/or implement an archery program at your site.
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