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Youth Activities

Check out the Youth Turkey and White-tailed Deer Taxidermy Division and Youth Custom Callmaking Divisions.

Youth calling contests:

  • Grand National Calling Championships(GNCC) Poult Division Championship (ages 10 and under)
  • GNCC Junior Division Championship (ages 11 to 15)
  • GNCC Intermediate Division Championship (ages 16 to 20)

Educators

Educator Day is Friday, February 13, 2015. Please download your educator packet here, or contact P.J. Perea at 800-THE-NWTF or pperea@nwtf.net.

The Family Adventure Village is your passport to FUN and ADVENTURE this year!

The NWTF created the Family Adventure Village to bring conservation fun to the young and young-at-heart. Packed with hands-on activities for all ages. It's located at the Gaylord Opryland Event Center, February 13-15.

  • Free admission to the Family Adventure Village
  • Free parking at the Opry Mills Mall
  • Hands-on, educational activities for the young and young-at-heart
  • Meet Davy Crockett, Tennessee's First Outdoor Celebrity
  • Witness interesting and exotic animals from the Nashville Zoo
  • Win a Daisy Youth Archery Bow
  • Meet Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl with the USDA Forest Service
  • Listen to the Calls of the Wild with Game Calling Champion Ralph Duren
  • See the Tennessee State Parks Birds of Prey Show
  • Cheer on the shooters at the NASP 3-D High School Archery Event
  • Hunt the Woolly Mammoth and other ancient wildlife with an atlatl
  • Practice your tomahawk throwing skills
  • Learn the art of flintknapping
  • Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for the Share the Love food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank for a bonus stamp on your FAV Passport
  • Bring your bow and try your archery skills at the Regions Archery/Bow Life National 3-D Hunting Simulation Challenge on Saturday and Sunday

Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE)

Pre-registration is required

The YWCE allows high school students to explore a variety of conservation careers with agency and industry professionals and engage in hands on conservation activities and outdoor recreation skills in the Family Adventure Village.