AWLSNestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (“AWLS”) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 primary and secondary teachers. The school offers six dates each summer for these fun and exciting eight-day sessions. Some of the topics covered include wildlife conservation and management, endangered species and outdoor ethics, ecosystems, economic contribution of sportsman in conservation, outdoor survival and the shooting sports – firearm safety, shotgun, rifle, and archery. Participants also enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.

Over the years, our Chapter has provided many scholarships to Michigan educators desiring to attend AWLS. These $900 scholarships are available to both primary and secondary teachers interested in attending the school and improving their ability to impact their students’ knowledge of the great outdoors! Please help our Michigan chapter by nominating a teacher for our club to sponsor. To learn more about AWLS go to the SCI website at If you know of an educator who may be interested in attending AWLS, please get in contact with a Chapter board member to apply for a scholarship. This is a great opportunity for the educator, the kids, and our Chapter to get involved in the great outdoors!

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