Game and Fish Director, Governor and Superintendent announce education partnership

Game and Fish Department Director Brian Nesvik announces a collaborative conservation education initiative with Governor Mark Gordon, Senator John Barrasso, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 5:25 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - This morning state leaders gathered together at the Game and Fish Departments office in Casper, to announce three new conservation education programs that will give the youth of Wyoming an opportunity to learn about conservation in classrooms.

The three new programs are...

Trout in the Classroom: Over a semester, teachers and students raise trout from eggs and release them in local waterways. Classrooms become a place to explore the life cycle of trout, water quality and conservation.

National Archery in the Schools: NASP is an in-school archery curriculum that teaches international-style target archery. Educators and conservation professionals developed this curriculum to focus on safety and conservation principles.

Hunter Education: A 12 - 18 hour curriculum that includes hunter responsibility and ethics, wildlife conservation and management, firearm safety, wildlife identification, outdoor safety, Wyoming Game and Fish rules and regulations, and much more.

These new programs come after President Biden’s decision to defund school archery, and hunting programs across the country. Sen. John Barrasso says “Joe Biden unbelievably has told the Department of Education to stop any kind of funding in archery programs, hunter safety programs, and said they’re dangerous, he’s misguided and flat out wrong.”