EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation is bringing conservation education to students across the country with the release of its redesigned Education Boxes.
For years, teachers have relied on the education boxes for lessons in conservation for children in kindergarten through high school. Today, those boxes have been redesigned with new visual guides and new lessons from Project Learning Tree to leave a lasting impact on young minds.
“We are so pleased to be able to partner with Project Learning Tree to bring an updated Education Box to teachers and students across the country,” said Charner Boney, NWTF museum and education manager. “Every child should have the opportunity to see how conservation affects our daily lives. We will depend on this generation to help Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. for generations to come.”
Teachers will find updated resources on an included flash drive to help convey the story of the greatest comeback of any wild species — the wild turkey. It also teaches children what active conservation looks like and what it can achieve.
The Education Box also includes a collapsible, scaled model of a wild turkey transport box, a colorful bulletin board display, wild turkey anatomy and habitat posters, along with a set of pencils, feather bookmarks and rulers.
Teachers can purchase the newly updated Education Box by logging on to http://www.nwtf.org/resource-
Teachers will be spreading the message of the return of the wild turkey and how active conservation efforts are helping to maintain those healthy populations. By collaborating with teachers all over the country, the NWTF is committed to educating the next generation of hunters and conservationists.
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.