MDC hosting a MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

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Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Thursday, Nov. 6 at St. Martins Catholic School gymnasium, 7206 St Martins Blvd., Jefferson City. The workshop is free, but participants must attend both sessions to be certified. Registration is required by Nov. 4 and the class is limited to the first 30 registered.

"Nearly everyone, regardless of age, size or physical ability can succeed at archery," said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers. "This training will give teachers the necessary skills to start an archery program in their school."

MoNASP is modeled on the national archery in the schools program, which began with a simple idea; teach kids the basics of archery as part of a school curriculum. MoNASP teaches Olympic style target archery to students in grades 4-12. Currently, 350 Missouri schools and over 80,000 students participate in this life time sport.

Statistics show school archery programs improve school attendance, increase participants self-esteem and physical activity, helps kids relate to learning subject matter, and gets kids outdoors to discover nature.

To register for the workshop, go online at

For more information, contact Flowers at or 573-815-7901, ext. 3388.

For more information about MoNASP, go online to