• Educator Opportunities


    Overview

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is committed to providing high quality professional development opportunities for educators. These workshops are held throughout the state, align to current academic standards and utilize best practices in order to help you bring relevant wildlife issues and concepts into your classroom. Educators of all types are welcome to attend.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Educator Opportunities

    https://www.azgfd.com/
  • Wildlife Education


    Overview

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department's Wildlife Education program offers a variety of experiences that will inspire you to conserve and protect Arizona's wildlife!

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Conservation Education

    http://www.azgfd.gov/
  • World of Wonder


    Overview

    Creature Feature events get you up close with Arizona’s wildlife and the biologists who care for and study them. We offer two series of exclusive fun and informative events: Meet Our Wildlife Ambassadors and Wild About Arizona.

    Meet our Wildlife Ambassadors

    Exclusive opportunities to view Arizona’s wildlife up close, learn about what makes them uniquely suited to live in this beautiful state, and get your questions answered by the people who care for animals that can’t be released into the wild.

    Wild About Arizona

    Arizona’s most experienced and knowledgeable biologists dive into the natural history and modern biology of the state’s incredible critters. Are the creatures or the speakers the wild ones?

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD World of Wonder

    https://www.azgfd.com/Wildlife/Viewing
  • Boater Education Course


    Overview

    This is a classroom-based course that covers a variety of topics including boating terminology, things to know before getting on the water, how to operate your boat safely, legal requirements, and what to do in emergencies.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Boating & OHV Education

    http://www.azgfd.gov/
  • Paddlesports Education Course


    Overview

    This is a hands-on class. There will be a 3-hour classroom session followed by a minimum of an hour of putting theory into practice--actually paddling a kayak on the water. This course is designed to 1) equip paddlers with basic skills to get from point A to point B successfully, 2) explain the legal responsibilities that come with getting on the water, and 3) understand what to do in emergency situations. And leave your paddle at home; AZGFD provides all of the paddle equipment including life jackets.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Boating & OHV Education

    http://www.azgfd.gov/
  • Arizona Public Outreach Expos and Festivals


    Overview

    Have you ever wanted to try hunting, or harvest your own food? The Outdoor Skills Network is your one-stop resource for events offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and a network of partners who conduct hands-on events to teach you the basics about hunting, fishing, trapping, safety, wildlife, and other outdoor skills.

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    Interested, but not ready to go hunting yet? Don't worry, we still want you to come on out and see what the outdoor experience and wildlife conservation is all about. Hunting is just one portion of these events. Many of these camps are also open to people wishing to learn more about wildlife biology, ecology and their habitats; target shooting; archery; wildlife viewing; camping; social gatherings and more. If you are interested, just contact the camp host and let them know. We are always seeking out mentors and volunteers as well.

    Did you know?

    • There are more than 800 species in the state of Arizona - more than any other inland state.
    • Arizona Game and Fish Department, charged with the management of the state's wildlife, receives no state tax revenue. It is through a user-pay public-benefit model that funds wildlife management and conservation in Arizona and much of the United States.
    • Learn more and see cool pictures and videos: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for email news.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network

  • Outdoor Skills Network


    Overview

    Have you ever wanted to try hunting, or harvest your own food? The Outdoor Skills Network is your one-stop resource for events offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and a network of partners who conduct hands-on events to teach you the basics about hunting, fishing, trapping, safety, wildlife, and other outdoor skills.

    Show additional information

    Interested, but not ready to go hunting yet? Don't worry, we still want you to come on out and see what the outdoor experience and wildlife conservation is all about. Hunting is just one portion of these events. Many of these camps are also open to people wishing to learn more about wildlife biology, ecology and their habitats; target shooting; archery; wildlife viewing; camping; social gatherings and more. If you are interested, just contact the camp host and let them know. We are always seeking out mentors and volunteers as well.

    Did you know?

    • There are more than 800 species in the state of Arizona - more than any other inland state.
    • Arizona Game and Fish Department, charged with the management of the state's wildlife, receives no state tax revenue. It is through a user-pay public-benefit model that funds wildlife management and conservation in Arizona and much of the United States.
    • Learn more and see cool pictures and videos: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for email news.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network


  • Overview

    Have you ever thought about becoming a hunting mentor? Sharing the hunting tradition with someone new can be a rewarding experience. Mentoring provides an opportunity to give back to the hunting culture and thereby conserve the hunting legacy for future generations. Mentoring provides an opportunity to give back to the person that mentored you. Most importantly, mentoring is fun and rewarding!

    Signing up to become a mentor is the first step to helping preserve the hunting heritage and pass on the valuable lessons that someone once passed on to you. By registering to become a mentor, there are no requirements or expectations. Learn more information from experienced mentors about why and how to get involved. It’s not as hard as you think!

    “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

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    Did you know?

    There are over two million less hunters than there was five years ago. As the core populous of hunters continues to age, total hunter numbers continue to decline. Roughly 60% of all funding for state wildlife agencies comes from the purchase of hunting licenses and the federal excise tax on guns, ammunition, and angling equipment. It is key to the future of hunting and wildlife conservation that there are new sportsmen and women of all ages to fill the shoes of those that have come before them.

    There are numerous ways to be a mentor:

    1. Volunteer at an organized hunt camp
    2. Take someone hunting in a non-formal setting
    3. Become a digital mentor for the Arizona Outdoor Skills Network
    4. Share hunting stories and outdoor skills.
    5. Share a wild game dinner.
    6. Share a hunting magazine subscription.
    7. Take someone along on a pre-hunting season scouting or shooting trip.
    8. Introduce someone to the outdoors through a simple walk in the woods.
    9. Invite someone to a hunter education course
    10. Become a hunter education instructor!

    ...and many more

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arizona GFD Outdoor Skills Network