EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation is accepting applications for their Educator of the Year award.
Each year, the NWTF honors an educator who demonstrates exceptional educational opportunities to their students through the subjects of conservation and wildlife. The winner of the award will be selected based on their innovative accomplishments in the classroom. The winner will also receive a $5,000 grant and be recognized at the annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville.
To be eligible, educators need to show how they include conservation and wildlife into their classrooms or educational programs. To see all of the requirements, view the application form on www.nwtf.org.
"We're excited to see what kind of conservation education is occurring around the country," said Charner Boney, NWTF Museum and Hunting Heritage Center manager. "Conservation education in the classroom is paramount to ensuring the future of our nation's habitats and natural resources, and it runs parallel to the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Initiative."
The application deadline is November 30.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.
For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698