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KIDS AND THE OUTDOORS

Project Wild gets physical

While many people were getting their exercise by running their taxes to the post office on April 15, physical education instructors from the Clark County School District were going wild. Sixteen physical education teachers from both elementary and secondary schools attended a special Project Wild workshop conducted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife at Becker Middle School.

They were at the workshop because school administrators are encouraging PE teachers to tie their programs to the Nevada Education Standards for science. When the teachers learned that Project Wild activities were correlated to the life science standards, they wanted a demonstration and hoped that they could be correlated to PE standards as well.

Project Wild is a curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade that teaches about wildlife through science, social studies, math, language arts, visual arts, music and physical education activities. In the workshop, the teachers reversed roles, becoming the students and participating in very physical activities from the Project Wild curriculum.

In the end, teachers participating in this workshop were able to correlate these activities to the Nevada State Education standards for physical education. All of the activities fulfilled many of the standards that teachers are required to incorporate in their lessons.

TWO-PART COURSE

Women’s fly-fishing class scheduled

In recognition of Mother’s Day, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has scheduled an introductory fly-fishing class for May 16.

This first session of this two-part class will begin at 8 a.m. at the NDOW Southern Region office, 4747 Vegas Drive in Las Vegas. The second session, focusing on casting skills, will begin at noon at Floyd Lamb Park. All equipment will be provided free of charge. Registration begins May 4. For information, contact Ivy Santee at 486-5127, Ext. 3503.

BOATING SAFETY

Groups, individuals can apply for grant

The Nevada Department of Wildlife invites boating organizations and individuals to apply for the Nevada Department of Wildlife boating safety and facilities partnership grant program. Grants will be accepted from now until 5 p.m. June 1.

The boating safety and facilities grant program is to be used only for the development and implementation of boating safety programs, and facility development within Clark County.

Grant applicants will be notified no later than July 1 of award or denial.

Funds will be distributed after July 1 upon completion of grant allocation agreements and/or funding receipt from Clark County. To be eligible, applicants must be city, county, state and federal governments or registered as a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization that has a proven record of direct involvement in boating enforcement and education initiatives in Clark County.

To apply for a grant, all eligible participants may pick up a project proposal packet at the Nevada Department of Wildlife office at 4747 Vegas Drive or call Brooke Van Haitsma at (702) 486-5127, Ext. 3213 for application material. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Proposals will be reviewed and judged on the basis of the needs of the department and boaters in Clark County.

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