Updates for Basic Archery Instructor -

Certified Educators  

February 2012

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It's a busy time for the State Archery Program. We hope your school is considering participating in the virtual tournament - we have great prizes for the winning individuals and teams.

We are also excited to share a couple opportunities for funding for your archery equipment - see below for that information.

As always, if you have questions, please contact your Regional Education Coordinators (see the Quick Links section).

Happy Shooting,
Tabbi Kinion
Colorado Archery in the Schools Program State Coordinator
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
$1000 Grants Available to 2 Schools
Must Be Able to Pay for Entire Equipment Order
 (about $3000 total) by February 29th!

If your school has at least $2000 on hand and you are ready to buy  your complete NASP school set, then the national office has $1000 for you to contribute towards the full $3000 kit.

The first two Colorado schools who contact me and have at least $2000 on hand and are ready to order will recieve these last minute $1000 grants.

This grant is limited to only Colorado K-12 schools with a BAI-certified instructor. 

Archery in the Schools Virtual Tournament
January 16 - March 16, 2012


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Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites all Colorado schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) to participate in our first Colorado State Tournament. The 2012 virtual tournament gives every student that participates in the NASP® curriculum during the school day the chance to compete with other archers around the state and the opportunity to qualify for the 2012 National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Colorado State NASP® Tournament is also inviting community groups and after school programs to participate, although these types of programs are not eligible to qualify for the NASP® National Tournament.

Participation in this type of tournament is simple. Using the rules below, you simply run your own tournament at your school sometime between January 16 and March 16. Once completed, then you access the tournament web page and submit scores for each archer. For every archer you entered there is a $1.25 processing fee that you will be required to pay upon score submission.


All scores must be submitted on-line by midnight

March 16, 2012.


If you participate in the Colorado State Tournament you must follow the National Tournament Rules.

Help Craft State's Environmental
Education Plan
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is teaming up with the Colorado Department of Education to gather public feedback on a draft Environmental Education Plan. The plan is part of a package of initiatives called for in House Bill 10-1131. Those initiatives are aimed at improving young people's knowledge of the environment and increasing their opportunities to get outdoors.
"Environmental education is an important first step in maintaining Colorado's legacy as a beautiful place to live and recreate," said Tabbi Kinion, who coordinates educator outreach for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "We hope hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, landowners and businesses will get involved by participating in the series of meetings planned around the state."
The draft plan will be explained and comments accepted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following dates and locations:
Monday, Feb. 13,
 Poudre Learning Center (8313 West F St) Greeley
Wednesday, Feb. 15,
Durango Public Library (1900 E. 3rd Ave) Durango
Thursday, Feb. 16,
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Bldg. (6060 Broadway) Denver 
Wednesday, Feb. 22,
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (711 Independent Ave) Grand Junction
Wednesday, Feb. 22,
Rawlings Public Library (100 E. Abriendo Ave) Pueblo
Anyone who cannot attend one of the meetings can review the draft and comment online through the Colorado Department of Education website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/otl/environmentaleducationplanhtm
Grant Opportunities!


ING Unsung Heroes Grants

Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for students.

For 15 years, and with nearly $3.5 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program's "alumni" have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.


Applications for the 2012 awards are now available. The application deadline is April 30, 2012. To make it easier for applicants to fill in the required information, the non-essay portion of the application is now a fillable PDF. All that an applicant needs to do is download the PDF and type in that information directly. Applicants still need to complete the essay and budget sections in a separate Word document or other word processing program, and submit all application materials following the process outlined in the application.



Awards for Innovative Physical Activity Programs

The Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) announced the launch of their national Innovation Competition to uncover the very best programs and technologies to promote school-based physical activity.  

The competition will award multiple prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to schools with the best, most innovative programs for getting students to be physically active.  This opportunity is for programs currently being used in elementary schools (ages 5-12, K-6th grade).


The deadline for entries to the ASAP Innovation Competition is April 2, 2012.  


Visit www.ActiveSchoolsASAP.org for more information. 


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In This Issue
$1000 Grants
State Tournament
Envrionmental Education Plan
More Grants
BAI Classes
Standards Correlations
Quick Links




Basic Archery Instructor Classes


Do you have a co-worker, parent or friend you wish could help you more with your archery program? Have them go to training! 


March 2nd
The Wildlife Experience, Parker
Contact Mary McCormac to register.


P.E. Academic Standards Correlations


Ever want to prove to your administrators that this program meets the requirements you have for your class?


We have created a  standards correlation to the Colo. Academic Standards for grades 5 - high school to the NASP® curriculum. 
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