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Loss of federal funding averted by HB1957

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The passage of House Bill 1957, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, Sen. Missy Irvin and more than 60 cosponsors, early Wednesday morning and Governor Asa Hutchinson’s statement that he’ll sign the bill will save Arkansas a possible federal funding loss of nearly $18 million annually.

New program opens doors to natural education

April 29, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a new program offered through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, teachers looking for ways to incorporate the outdoors into physical education can have ready-made curriculums ready to go for the next school year. The Outdoor Adventures program created and administered through the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation enables teachers to choose from a variety of outdoors skills to create a semester-long class that qualifies for a physical education credit.

Greene County Tech takes ANASP senior title; Charleston, Eagle Mountain win divisions

March 5, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The excitement of a full arena in Hot Springs and hundreds of shooters lined up from one end of the hall to the other was missing, but the Arkansas National Archery in the School Program determined 2021 champions in senior high, middle school and elementary divisions this week thanks to technology.

Virtual archery state championships host 96 teams across Arkansas

March 3, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — Social-distancing requirements may have prevented the typical scene at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs for this year’s Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program State Championships, but schools from across the state still are competing to see who is the best at Olympic-style archery this week.

Schools’ archery score deadline extended to Feb. 24 to qualify for state

Feb. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The coronavirus pandemic already made the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program tournaments – both the February regionals throughout Arkansas and the annual state finals usually staged in Hot Springs the first weekend in March – a virtual affair. Now with a double-whammy of a major winter storm in mid-February, the deadline for qualifying scores from virtual regional tournaments will be delayed a second week, to Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Outdoor Adventures program creates new outdoors opportunities for Arkansas schools, students

Oct. 21, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Thanks to a partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, Arkansas schools can now add semester-length programs focused on outdoor recreation that qualify for a Physical Education credit.

AGFC archery ranges offer outdoor fun, practice for deer season

July 22, 2020

MAYFLOWER — The summer sun is beating down, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors without working up too much of a sweat. A visit to one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s many archery ranges may be just the outdoor excitement you’re looking for this summer, and it’s a great way to keep your skills sharp for archery deer season, which opens Sept. 26.