Pennsylvania Game News - January 2011 - 45
ures from NASP, 30 percent of students who participate in the archery program become more interested in other shooting. “Also, more than half of NASP participants indicated they wanted to continue target archery and 56 percent wanted to try archery hunting, which has a direct relationship to the Game Commission’s mission to recruit and retain hunters,” Imes said. Started in Kentucky in 2002, NASP has spread across the United
States and is now reaching around the world. As of May, more than six million students were participating in NASP, and an additional 1.5 million are expected to join the ranks of NASP this year. For more information on NASP, visit www.archeryintheschools.org. To get NASP started in a Pennsylvania school, contact Julie Imes, at the Game Commission headquarters, at 717-787-4250, ext. 3327.
NEW WILDLIFE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
WANT TO GET MORE out of your outdoor excursions, or perhaps thinking of pursuing a career in an outdoor field? If so, you may be interested in a new “Wildlife Certificate Program” being offered by the Game Commission and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Courses being offered include: “Focusing on Snow Geese,” by PGC photographers Hal Korber and Tracy Graziano; “Backyard Habitat Management,” by PGC biologist Eric Miller; “Map Reading and Orienteering,” by land managers Bill Capouillez and Dave Gustafson; “Mammal Identification,” by PGC biologist John Dunn; “Introduction to Basic Target Archery, by PGC Outreach Coordinator Julie Imes; and “WildlifeConservation, Management and History,” by PGC Bureau of Wildlife Management staff. To learn more about what’s being offered in this new program, an introductory event is being held at the PGC headquarters in Harrisburg on January 29, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon. Speakers will include WGAL TV personality Jack Hubley; Dr. Gary San Julian, Professor of Wildlife Resources at Penn State; and Kermit Henning, WHTM-TV personality and past president of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. Cost is only $10 for this introductory event. Light refreshments will be served. To pre-register call HACC at 717-780-2414 and reference the Fall Non-Credit Catalog, Wildlife Certificate Program, session number 61143, or visit www.hacc.edu, click on “non-credit courses” and enter 61143. For more information, contact Bob Wesoloskie, at 717-787-4250, ext. 3623, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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