The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a basic archery instructor training for teachers from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at Living Word Christian Middle and High School, 1145 Tom Ginnever Avenue in O’Fallon.
The training class is free and meant for teachers interested in incorporating instruction from the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program into a school curriculum. Teachers must attend the entire session to receive Basic Archery Instructor [BAI] certification. Other volunteers must gain school approval prior to registration.
MoNASP is taught as a two-week unit during the school day and also makes the school eligible to compete in tournaments on a local, state, national and international level. The National Archery in Schools program that includes MoNASP teaches international style target archery to students in grades 4-12. The program’s statistics state that archery programs can help school attendance, increase participants self-esteem and physical activity. Some participants have also taken up recreational target shooting or bow hunting after the program.
To register for the workshop, visit naspbai.org. For more information, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Scott Sarantakis at Scott.Sarantakis@mdc.mo.gov, or by call (314)301-1500 ext. 4217. Reservations are required by June 18.