The Southern NM Chapter has a strong commitment to the mission of Safari Club International and also to the education of hunters, sportsmen, women, and especially youngsters, who are interested in the outdoors, hunting and shooting.

To help accomplish the goals of this Mission, the Chapter has been active in sending a local teachers to the "American Wilderness Leadership School" (AWLS).  These workshops are held each summer at SCI facilities in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and also in Bryant Pond, Maine. Our chapter has sponsored numerous local teachers from School Districts all over Southern NM to the AWLS program. If a teacher is interested in being sponsored by our chapter, he or she can download the application form online.  The application must be submitted to our chapter by April 1st. Teachers selected will be notified by mid-May, to allow time for making travel arrangements.

The Chapter also provided the funds to place and maintain a Sensory Safari at the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped.  A most rewarding and moving program whereby individuals with visual impairment are offered a unique opportunity to "see" wildlife through the sense of touch.

By utilizing donated and borrowed animal mounts, skins, skulls, and horns, thousands of individuals who are visually impaired and disabled have been able to gain a "visual" perspective of what nature's animals are like. Whether touching the inside of an alligator's long snout, feeling the serpentine neck of a giraffe, stroking the thick fur of a bear, or hearing the game calls of waterfowl and big game, the participants get to experience what even many sighted people have not.

Other programs available through SCI include B.O.W. (Becoming an Outdoors Woman), the Student AWLS Program and the Hunter Apprentice Program.

If you are interested in learning more about these programs or other programs offered by SCI, view the links listed below.

AWLS BOW Program Apprentice Hunter Program Safari in a Box Program

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