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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     

71st ANNUAL FREE WINTER YOUTH CONSERVATION PROGRAM

(Classes are for ages 10 to 17. Children under 10 may participate when indicated below; however, a parent or guardian must also attend)

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, compass and map reading, and more.

Please pre-register on our website or by email.

ALL CLASSES ARE FREE TO GIRLS AND BOYS UNDER 18

To Register for our classes please click here

REGISTRATION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

LOCATION: THE CLUBHOUSE START TIME: 9:00 AM

CLASS SCHEDULE

Week

DATE

SUBJECT

INSTRUCTOR

1

JANUARY 26th

Registration/Orientation & Pancake Breakfast. (Ages 5 to 17)

Special Guest 10:30 Internet Security & Cyber Bullying

Anthony Gulemmo, Mark Yuknek, & NYS Assemblyman Mike Reilly

2

FEBRUARY 2nd

Survival Skills 3 - Emergency First Aid- (Ages 8 to 17) What to do before help arrives? 11:00 AM SI Drug Awareness 11:30 AM NYFD Home Safety Unit

EMT’s Frank Hauber & Mike Dixon, RCDA Mike McMahon & NYFD

3

FEBRUARY 9th

Education Introduction to Scuba Diving & Treasure Hunting – (Ages 8 to 17) – learn about underwater adventure through diving

SI Sports Divers Joe Schivone, Gary Chaiken, John Matera

4

FEBRUARY 16th

President’s Day - No Class

 

5

FEBRUARY 23rd

Staten Island Wildlife – Fishing (Ages 10 to 17) – Freshwater and Saltwater Basics

Tom Zablocki

6

MARCH 2nd

Education - What is happening today in Robotics - Robotic Demonstration (Ages 8 to 17)

St Joseph by the Sea Robotics’ Group

7

MARCH 9th

Survival Skills 2 - Compass and Map Reading (Ages 10 to 17) - basic survival technique in the outdoors

James Collins

8

MARCH 16th

Survival Skills 4 - Camping & the Outdoors (Ages 8 to 17)

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

Andrew Yuknek & Troop 132

Bob Nebel, George Padula and

SI Edge Archery

9

MARCH 23rd

Staten Island Wildlife - Birds of Prey - Falconry (Ages 5 to 17)- Red Tail, Goshawk, Harris Hawk and Nature Photography using a cell phone

Falconer - Paul Scara,

Photographer – John Ares

10

MARCH 30th

Conservation & Environment - Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk (Ages 8 to 17) – NYS Clay Pit Pond Park

Robert Chiusano, Mark Yuknek, & James Grasso

11

APRIL 6th

Community Awareness - (Ages 5 to 17) Meet your Staten Island Elected Official and our Local Law Enforcement Agencies – learn what they do

City, State and Federal Police Agencies & SI Elected Officials

12

APRIL 13th

Education (Ages 5 to 17) Staten Island Zoo  followed by Student Luncheon & Winter Program Awards Ceremony

 John Donohue


TBA - 8 hour class

Sportsman Education

Education - (Ages 11 and over – FREE) NYS DEC Sportsman Education Program DEC registration & prequalification test required

NYS DEC Certified Instructors & DEC Conservation Officers


TBA - 8:30 AM Start

Safe Boating

Education - (Ages 10 to 18 - FREE) - NYS Safe Boating Certification Program – Adults are encouraged to attend for a fee

Tom Zablocki, John Donohue, Robert Nebel

*All our classes have an age requirement and/or both age and attendance requirement for participation.

** One (1) student will be selected to participate in our free DEC camp scholarship program. This is a one week summer camp scholarship at the NYS DEC Camp DeBruce, located in Livingston Manor, NY. Parents are responsible for all other expenses including transporting the child to and from the location.

  1. DEC requirement: (a) Camper’s must be 11 years of age by the camp start date and not have reached their 13 birthday after December 31, 2018. (b) Camp dates are pre-determined by DEC due to camp availability and may not be subject to change.

  2. ZCY selection will be based upon the accumulation of points awarded for: (a) Class attendance; (b) Class participation; (c) Marksmanship scores; (d) Weekly testing on class subject matter; (e) Point accumulation exceptions: If a student attended a similar ZCY class in the past, then their points will be awarded from that prior attendance; (f) in the event the scholarship winner is unable to attend the pre-determined camp date they will be awarded an alternate prize.

Rev 1/1/2019