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ZIMMER CLUB YOUTH CONSERVATION PROGRAM

4411 Arthur Kill Rd.

Staten Island, New York 10309

Phone:  (718) 948-9599

Website:  www.aezyouth.com    Email:  info@aezyouth.com     

69th ANNUAL FREE WINTER YOUTH CONSERVATION PROGRAM 

 

(Classes are for ages 10 to 17 if a child under 10 wishes to attend they must have a parent or guardian present during the class)

 The Zimmer Club Youth program uses the great outdoors as a classroom to teach youngsters about outdoor activities, conservation, and embracing nature. Our program blends learning with recreation in the belief that this approach heightens the participant's environmental awareness. We introduce youngsters to activities that bring conservation topics to life such as environmental conservation, estuary systems, Blue and Greenbelt management, hunting, fishing (both salt and fresh-water), boating, first aid, camping, gun safety, archery, marksmanship, and how to use a compass and read a map.  ALL CLASSES ARE FREE TO GIRLS AND BOYS UNDER 18.  You Must Pre-Register on our Registration page.

REGISTRATION VERIFICATION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

LOCATION:   THE CLUBHOUSE     -     TIME:   9:00 AM.

 CLASSES WILL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 9:15 AM ON SATURDAYS (UNLESS INDICATED)

Week

 DATE

                                 SUBJECT

INSTRUCTOR

1

JANUARY

28

Registration/Orientation & Pancake Breakfast.

Survival Skills 1 -11:00 AM NYFD Home Safety - fire prevention

Anthony Gulemmo, Mike Buono, Mark Yuknek

2

FEBRUARY

4

Survival Skills 2 - Compass and Map Reading

(basic survival technique in the outdoors)

George Padula,  James Collins

3

FEBRUARY

11

Survival Skills 3 - 9:30 AM - Emergency First Aid

What to do, before help arrives, when you or someone is injured?

Frank Hauber Sr, Mike Dixon NYFD & EMTs

4

FEBRUARY

18

Education - Introduction to Salt & Fresh Water Fishing – learn how to identify fish, set up a fishing pole and the type of bait to use.

John Donohue, Bill Micciulla Jr

5

FEBRUARY

25

NYS Certification Program-  8:30 AM - (8 hour) Safe Boating Certification Program (ages 10 – 18, parents encouraged to attend)

Tom Zablocki, John Donohue, Robert Nebel

6

MARCH

4

Community Awareness - 9–Noon - Meet your Staten Island Elected Officials and Meet our local Law Enforcement – Police Representatives from  NYPD, NYS DEC, USPP, NYC PEP & more. 

John Donohue, Anthony Gulemmo, James Grasso Mike Buono, Mark Yuknek

7

MARCH

11

Survival Skills 4 - Camping & the Outdoors.  Conservation -

How to build and/or maintain a Worm Farm & Compost Bin

Tom Zablocki, George Padula, Anthony Gulemmo

8

MARCH

18

 Marksmanship - All About Archery (ages 10 –17) –Learn the parts of a bow & arrow, range procedures, and marksmanship

Certified ZC NASA, EDGE & Venture Crew  Instructors

9

MARCH

25

Education  Gun Safety - What do you do if you find a gun?  History - 10:30 AM - Black Powder info & demonstration

Anthony Gulemmo, Robert Nebel, Denny Pizzini

10

APRIL

1

Education Firearms Safety

Marksmanship - Range Procedure & Marksmanship - Outdoor Range (ages 12 to 17) or Laser Target Range (ages 10 & 11).

ZC Instructors, Anthony Gulemmo,  Robert  Kroeger, Venture Crew 2700,

11

APRIL

8

Conservation & Environment - Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk NYS Clay Pit Pond Park.

Mark Yuknek,  Robert Chiusano & James Grasso

12

APRIL

15

1.) Staten Island Wildlife - World of Reptiles and Amphibians -  lizards, snakes, arachnids, turtles, and  more (ages 5 & over)  

2.) Awards Ceremony - Student Luncheon &Awards

Herpetological Society A. E. Zimmer Club

Elected Officials

13

APRIL

(Schedule - TBA)

NYS Certification Program - DEC Sportsman Education Program

Bob Nebel, George Padula, John Donohue

*All Marksmanship classes have an age requirement for participation, an alternate program may be scheduled for under age youths dependant upon their numbers.

** One (1) boy or girl, ages must be 11-13 (campers must be the minimum age by December 1, 2017 to attend), will be selected to participate in a DEC camp scholarship program.  Camp dates will be fixed and pre-determined before the award is administered.  Note:  This is a week at the NYS DEC summer camp, Camp DeBruce, which is located in Livingston Manor, NY and it is based upon camp pre-placement registration by DEC.  Parents are responsible for all other expenses including transporting the child to and from the location.  Selection will be based upon class attendance (minimum of 5 classes), class participation, marksmanship scores, and the knowledge of class subject matter (a written test will be administrated after each class and a final exam at the end of the program).   In the event this Camp placement does not take place, the winner will be awarded an alternate prize.                                           Rev 12/16

Updated 12/27 All Content copy righted Andrew E. Zimmer Fish and Game and the Andrew E. Zimmer Youth Conservation Program