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Educational Programming

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission educators are available to come to your location to teach about wildlife and the outdoors at your school, civic group, library, church, home-school group or other organized group.

Topics we cover include:

  • Conservation education and wildlife biology
  • Setting up and teaching basic archery or bowhunting
  • Hunting skills, including working with you to teach hunting
  • Fishing clinics, classes and skill building at any level or fishing type
  • Arkansas wildlife biology, identification and viewing
  • Birding skills and taking groups to view birds
  • Hunter Education
  • Boater Education
  • ATV Safety
  • Outdoor and/or wild game cooking techniques and recipes
  • Orienteering
  • Rifle, pistol and shotgun firearms safety and instruction
  • Helping teachers meet academic standards and requirements through customized activities in your classroom
  • And anything else outdoors or wildlife related you can think of!

Bring the Outdoors Into Your Community

Click here to request AGFC support for community events, education outreach in your school and more.

For Schools and Teachers

Engage your students of any age with standards-based activities and support for conservation education in the field through these programs:

Fishing in the Natural State

Curriculum and resource kits for 4th-12th grade classrooms teaching fishing, stream ecology and/or biology. Educators who attend training are eligible for kits, fishing derbies and in-class fish dissections with AGFC staff.

Project WILD

Project WILD is a K-12 teacher professional development program rooted in nature that helps educators bring the outdoors to their students. Educators who attend training receive activity guides and support for their classroom.

Growing Up Wild

This early childhood education guide helps preschool and early elementary educators build on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.

Outdoor Adventures

This outdoor skill building and conservation education program for middle and high school students offers curriculum, training and equipment for an outdoor recreation physical education course, agriculture or wildlife biology and management class.

Hunter Education and Boater Education

Teachers are encouraged to become a certified Hunter and/or Boater Education instructor. AGFC will provide you training and all the materials you need to incorporate these important skills into your classroom.

Wildlife Education Grants

Fines collected from game and fish citations return to the county where the offense occurred. AGFC and the Rural Services division work together to grant these funds to schools and conservation districts for conservation and outdoor education. Applications are due in October each year.

Archery in the Schools

Archery in the Schools Program (AIS) – part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) – targets students as young as fourth grade and as old as high school seniors. AGFC certifies coaches and PE teachers to teach archery skills and offer tournaments for students.

Youth Shooting Sports

Trap-shooting program for students. Teams are invited to participate in regional and state tournaments.

Conservation Scholarships

Internship Opportunities