Friday, May 22, 2015

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding two separate training workshops for teachers interested in joining Missouri’s National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at St. Martins Catholic School located at 7206 St. Martins Blvd. in Jefferson City. The workshop is free, but registration is required by June 5.   
“Nearly everyone, regardless of age, size or physical ability can succeed at archery,” saidMDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers.  “This training will give teachers the necessary skills to start an archery program in their school.”
MoNASP is modeled on the national archery in the schools program, which began with a simple idea; teach kids the basics of archery as part of a school curriculum. MoNASP teaches Olympic style target archery to students in grades 4-12. Currently, 499 Missouri schools and over 130,000 students participate in this life time sport.
Statistics show school archery programs improve school attendance, increase participants self-esteem and physical activity, helps kids relate to learning subject matter and gets kids outdoors to discover nature.
To register for the workshop, visit http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=MO. For more information, contact Flowers at Brian.Flowers@mdc.mo.gov or 573-815-7901, ext. 3388.
For more information about MoNASP, visit mdc.mo.gov.