Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Miller County

Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) teaches Olympic-style target archery to students in grades 4-12. Over 500 Missouri schools and more than 135,000 students participate.
The training is free, but registration is required by Aug. 3.   
ST. ELIZABETH, Mo.—Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri’s National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Elizabeth R-IV School gym located at 240 Church St. in St. Elizabeth. The session is free, but registration is required by Aug. 3.   
The certification course is for those teachers and/or school administrators who would like to start a MoNASP program in their school. Participants must score 80% or better on a 100 question certification exam that will be given at the end of the class.
“Nearly everyone, regardless of age, size or physical ability can succeed at archery,” saidMDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers.  “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.”
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 International style target archery to students in grades 4-12. Currently, over 500 Missouri schools and more than 135,000 students participate in this life time sport.
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/education/monasp.