From West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
-- The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section will host an Archery in the Schools (AIS) Program training class August 12-13 at the Summersville Armory in Summersville, W.Va., according to Jerry Westfall, program coordinator.
"We have tried for some time to arrange AIS training in the central part of the state, and we are happy to have succeeded," said Westfall.
"This training will allow area schools to participate in DNR's largest and fastest growing educational program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 30,000 students have been introduced to archery as part of their physical education classes in 140 West Virginia schools. We wanted to show our appreciation to Summersville, which hosted the successful 2008 AIS State Tournament and will be hosting the 2009 AIS State Tournament, by holding this training in Summersville. Of course, since this is a state-wide program, teachers from around the state may participate in any of our trainings."
Teachers interested in attending this free training in Summersville have until July 15 to register. Since classroom size is limited to only 25 teachers and slots are available on a first come, first served basis, teachers are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Also, more than one teacher may consider enrolling from individual schools, especially if schools are interested in having AIS in multiple PE classes and/or after-hours training for tournament competition.
For additional information on the West Virginia Archery in the Schools Program or to attend training, visit the DNR's AIS website at www.wvdnr.gov/archery or call (304) 558-2771.