The eighth annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS) is set for July 16-21 for students in high schools across Tennessee, conducted by the TWRA. Students will spend a week in hands-on classes that will teach outdoor skills and the importance of the natural resources and their management. Instructors will be wildlife and fisheries biologists, wildlife officers, college professors, professional shooting coaches, and other experts.
TOYS students will be introduced to many different outdoor activities including: Boating, hunting, trapping, archery, photography, marksmanship, plant identification, forestry, camping, water quality, trap shooting, skeet shooting, wildlife identification, and several classes with wildlife and fishery biology as the topic.
Activities will take place at the TWRA’s Montgomery County Shooting Complex and lodging will be at a hotel in Clarksville. The fee for the weeklong experience is $350, lodging and meals included.
TOYS enrollment deadline is May 26, but apply early; space is limited to 120 students and it fills up quickly. Applications can be downloaded from www.tnwildlife.org, select Upcoming Events, or go to www.twrf.net. For more information contact Lacey Lane at telephone 615-831-9311 or email LLane@twrf.net.