EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The National Wild Turkey Federation is accepting applications for their Educator of the Year award.
Each year, the NWTF honors an educator who demonstrates exceptional educational opportunities to their students through the subjects of conservation and wildlife.
The winner of the award will be selected based on their innovative accomplishments in the classroom. The winner will also receive a $5,000 grant and be recognized at the annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
To be eligible, educators need to show how they include conservation and wildlife into their classrooms or educational programs. To see all of the requirements, view the application form on their website.
“We're excited to see what kind of conservation education is occurring around the country,” said Charner Boney, NWTF Museum and Hunting Heritage Center manager. “Conservation education in the classroom is paramount to ensuring the future of our nation's habitats and natural resources, and it runs parallel to the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative.”
The application deadline is November 30.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation:
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.5 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit an historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, professional staff and committed partners, the NWTF has facilitated the investment of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage. The NWTF has improved more than 17 million acres of wildlife habitat and introduce 100,000 people to the outdoors each year. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to raise $1.2 billion to conserve and enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting.
For more information, visit their website.
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