Partnership to Hold Event for Local Children Ages 6-15 for a Day of Science, Outdoor Exploration and Adventure at Rio Salado Audubon Center
On February 18, the Arizona Elk Society is teaming up with Audubon Arizona at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center to host Wild in the City, a fun-filled, one-day program allowing youths age 6-15 to learn outdoor skills and build confidence. The all-day event includes archery, fishing, wildlife identification, survival, as well as elk and turkey calling and other activities with the Arizona Elk Society https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/ and its generous volunteers and sponsors.
The Arizona Elk Society hosts the program several times a year in Phoenix and other communities to teach youth appreciation for the outdoors, new skills and help girl and boy scouts earn necessary badges. Parents describe the event as a one-day science camp adventure with hands-on activities their children have never been able to experience before. Additional sponsors and volunteers are needed to expand the program to more local children.
Event sponsors Cabela’s, Sportsmen’s Warehouse and Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation ensure that each child will go home with a rod and reel from Cabela’s and a goody bag full of treats from the other sponsors to continue building confidence and creating additional outdoor memories.
WHEN: February 18, 2017. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Classes begin at 9 a.m.
WHERE: The Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 313 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040
COST: $15 per youth, lunch included. $5 for parent/guardian lunch.
SPONSOR: The Arizona Elk Society is currently accepting sponsorships and volunteers for the February 2017 event. Please visit https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/youth-program/wild-in-the-city
Video about event: https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/youth-program/wild-in-the-city
About The Arizona Elk Society:
The Arizona Elk Society is committed to conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat in Arizona, protecting sound wildlife management and habitat through partnering with government agencies and other organizations and implementing special programs for youth education regarding conservation, hunting and outdoor activities. The Arizona Elk Society regularly informs the general public about issues concerning wildlife conservation, as well as scientific and biological wildlife and habitat management. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities now available. Visit https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/
About Audubon Arizona:
Audubon Arizona’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Located at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in South Phoenix, Audubon Arizona is the state office of the National Audubon Society.Visit http://az.audubon.org/