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RogerTheShrubber
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The science behind survival. Outdoors Biology class for HS


Article in the paper.

Local middle schools teach hunting skills including gun safety, game handling and care, etc. The High Schools are offering an Outdoor Biology class which teaches survival, which includes time spent at the range.

I really wish more schools would do this and teach our kids about the outdoors and how to respect it, and do the things we enjoy safely.

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On a recent evening in Juneau, seven Juneau-Douglas High School students gathered at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Shooting Complex and watched Range Safety Officer Steve Hildebrand discuss gun safety and shooting positions, complete with references to isosceles triangles. Shortly afterward, they entered the gun range to shoot rifles themselves.


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Outdoor Biology, said Hopkins, is both a community-based and a locally inspired class. It’s a mix, he said, of wildlife topics and “hands-on outdoor skills.” Over the course of a year, students discuss the biology involved in fishing, hunting and wildlife management; they make Tlingit subsistence tools like halibut hooks; they discuss the physical science involved in canoes and traditional Tlingit canoe modifications to increase hull speed; they discuss bear behavior, physiology and safety; they learn about fish processing and both traditional and modern methods of fish preservation, and they learn about wildlife genetics, among other topics.









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ZacAttack
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While this would be a good thing, most schools and teachers lack the ability to teach anything that would be useful in life.





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DonChowder
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AK....it's good to see that there's still somewhere where heads are screwed on straight.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Much of what's taught in our middle and HS outdoors classes are done by outside trainers, like some of the gun safety stuff that is done by NRA certified instructors.

Many of the survival aspects of the class are taught by natives who still practice subsistence in every day life. There's a wealth of outdoor knowledge to draw upon.






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Bleeding purple
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Just had a parent teacher conference today with my 1st grader's teacher. She noted he does really well in math but she is not sure where he really is in ability because she is not using any material more advanced than 1st grade because she doesn't want to embarrass the other students.
He also apparently is reading the assignments too fast and then talking with other kids but his comprehension of read material is excellent.

Her only complaint is that he seems bored at times and tries to help the other students too often when she is trying to work with them one on one.

I wonder why!


It is good to see a school program that is reaching out to experts in respective fields to educate young minds, at least in AK.






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RogerTheShrubber
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They start in Middle school with a program that teaches firearm safety, marksmanship and target recognition. They used to have a shooting range in the old middle school until it was moved. Middle school kids get to learn to skin and dress deer.

I think it's a great program to keep kids interested in outdoor activities and educate them about hunting and fishing.

Plus the survival tips can't hurt, at least around here.



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Bleeding purple
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EXCELLENT program!





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LSUintheNW
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Agreed. Wish they did that more here. Plenty of programs outside of school though for people of all ages.






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I mean they teach you survival skills in the ghetto inner city schools homies.







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SmackoverHawg
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Local middle schools teach hunting skills including gun safety, game handling and care, etc. The High Schools are offering an Outdoor Biology class which teaches survival, which includes time spent at the range.

I teach my kids and nephews. I want them to be able to eat and drink if and when TSHTF. We make it fun and enjoy it. I like going out and gathering plants and having wildgame for a totally natural meal. Kids love it. Wanted backstrap, squirrel n dumplings and dandelion salad with my vinegar and oil dressing.






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Junky
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Back in my middle school days we had something similar. It was mostly gun safety and anyone who didn't already have the hunter's education safety card received one through this course. They even brought in a couple of shotguns so we could shoot skeet from the back of the school. It was put on by the school and some teachers would help the two instructors they brought in. I hope they still do this today even with all the media gun fervor.





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Pectus
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They need this in AK for the kids' safety day to day.





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RogerTheShrubber
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They need this in AK for the kids' safety day to day.


They do. Biggest dangers are boating, bears, moose and flying. Kids learn at an early age how to deal with those things.








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jeffsdad
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Duck Commander does that stuff at OCS....well at least the gutting part..





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CoastieGM
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Just had a parent teacher conference today with my 1st grader's teacher. She noted he does really well in math but she is not sure where he really is in ability because she is not using any material more advanced than 1st grade because she doesn't want to embarrass the other students.
He also apparently is reading the assignments too fast and then talking with other kids but his comprehension of read material is excellent.
Modern Texas elementary academics are 1.5 years behind what was commonly taught in Texas during the 1960's. They've been "dumbed-down" to allow the illegals a chance to catch up. In 2009, Texas Elementary standards were ranked 49th in the nation by NAEP. An elementary school student may get A's in Texas, but then only be a C student if they move to Massachusetts. My oldest son finished 1st grade knowing less than when he started 1st grade (this was at an "Exemplary" school). As a result, we home-schooled while in Texas. That same oldest son had 30+ hrs college credits under his belt when he graduated High School.






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