WSF reaches out to the next generation of conservationists and outdoors adventurers with Shooting, Hunting & Ethics Education Programs (S.H.E.E.P.) and the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE).
S.H.E.E.P. runs yearlong coast-to-coast, bringing quality outdoor education experiences to young people in their home communities. The program features hands-on learning about wildlife, habitat, conservation, outdoor recreation, shooting sports and more.
The YWCE occurs during the WSF’s annual Sheep Show® convention in Reno, NV. The multi-day event welcomes elementary through high school students and their families to learn hands-on about wild sheep, the natural world, shooting and archery, survival, hunter safety, conservation careers and many more exciting subjects.
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Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE)
The annual Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience (YWCE) takes place annually at WSF’s premiere fundraising event and convention, The Sheep Show, in Reno, Nev. This program, which has been run by WSF Youth Education Coordinator Dr. Ryan Brock for the past four years, has seen attendance grow annually.
Curriculum is constantly being developed to help both formal and informal educators teach concepts about wild sheep, conservation and the importance of natural places. Educational check out kits and downloadable items are available through the Wild Sheep Foundation at no cost.
Wild Sheep Foundation Scholarships is proud to give youth the opportunity to fund their dreams with a variety of scholarships. The Life Membership Fund Scholarship is due March 1, of every year and is to be awarded to a student in a field related to Wild Sheep Foundation endeavors, such as wildlife management, wildlife biology, and wildlife pathology. Click here for more information and the application.
Shooting, Hunting & Ethics Education Programs
The Wild Sheep Foundation is proud to continue offering outstanding outreach to youth through the WSF’s Shooting, Hunting & Ethics Education Programs (S.H.E.E.P.)
Nevada Youth Experience
The Nevada Outdoor Experience is co-sponsored by the Wild Sheep Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The goal of the FREE event is to excite and inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Townsend Youth Conservation Award
This youth award is brand new in 2022 and dedicated in the memory of Butch Townsend, from Wyoming. Butch was passionate and devoted much of his life to wild sheep.