Pheasants Forever Education
All of our efforts today will have little purpose tomorrow if we don't have a constituency that cares about the mission of Pheasants Forever. That's why our education and youth programs are so important!
As part of a national movement to get kids unplugged from electronics and turned on to the outdoors, PF has created the NO CHILD LEFT INDOORS® initiative. Our goal is to take every opportunity at the national, state and local level to introduce youth and their families to the outdoors; teach them about habitat, wildlife and how to hunt; instill an appreciation of natural resources and encourage them to be conservation-minded citizens.
Learn about all of the ways you can be involved and what PF chapters are doing to make sure no child is left indoors!
- Youth Members: Becoming a Pheasants Forever "Ringneck," or youth member, is a fun and exciting way to get involved with other outdoor enthusiasts who love wildlife and being outdoors. For more information and to become a member, visit Pheasants Forever's youth website at www.UplandTales.org
- Chapter Youth Programs: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters hold more than 500 youth events a year connecting 25,000 plus youth to the outdoors. They reach out in their communities to sponsor youth mentor hunts, outdoor conservation days, shooting sports competitive events, conservation camps, youth fishing tournaments, outdoor expos, hunter education classes, schoolyard habitats and much more.
- Leopold Education Project: An environmental education program based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac).
- National Youth Leadership Council: The National Youth Leadership Council is made up of 20 young people from around the country that were nominated by their Pheasants Forever or Quail Forever chapter for their community involvement and conservation interests. They are the spokespersons for their age group on hunting and conservation issues and advise Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever on youth programs.
Winner of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever's National Youth Leadership Winner’s Choice Raffle Announced
And the winner is: Mitch Bitz from Bismarck, North Dakota. Mitch purchased his raffle ticket at the North Dakota State Habitat Meeting from National Youth Leadership Council Representative Shawna Pantzke.
PF & QF's National Youth Leadership Council is a select group of young people from around the country that represent their age group on issues related to hunting and wildlife conservation. These young conservation leaders play a significant role in wildlife conservation and habitat management at the local level and promote PF & QF's No Child Left Indoors initiative. The NYLC's annual fundraising efforts help fund the NYLC's activities, training and participation in the mission of PF & QF.
If you know a young conservation leader who may be interested in joining this elite group of conservation leaders, contact Rich Wissink, National Youth Program Specialist at 715-722-0286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations Mitch!
Pheasants Forever Education Department Members
- Outdoor Skills Youth Programs, the National Youth Leadership Council:
Rich Wissink, National Youth Programs Specialist, email@example.com
- FOREVER Shooting Sports Programs:
John Linquist, National Shooting Sports Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pheasants Forever Education and Outreach:
Cheryl Riley, V.P. Education and Outreach, email@example.com
BSA Youth Protection TrainingThis on-line training has been developed by Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for volunteers involved in youth venturing programs. They have agreed to allow Pheasants Forever (PF) & Quail Forever (QF) volunteers to access this training as an "external organization" as part of our Youth Protection Guidelines. We thank them for their spirit of cooperation and shared goal of getting kids outdoors. Click here to enter the BSA training course.
No Child Left Indoors
2013 Focus-on-Forever-Conference Illinois
Focus on Forever Conference
To foster and nurture an enduring interest in shooting sports, wildlife conservation and upland game bird hunting in America's young people.