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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     

 

70th 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 by email. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE TO GIRLS AND BOYS UNDER 18.

 

REGISTRATION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

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, 20th (Ages 5 to 17)

Registration/Orientation & Pancake Breakfast.

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

Anthony Gulemmo, Mike Buono, Mark Yuknek

2

JANUARY, 27th (Ages 10 to 17)

Survival Skills 2 - Compass and Map Reading

(basic survival technique in the outdoors)

James Collins

3

FEBRUARY, 3rd (Ages 8 to 17)

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, 10th (Ages 10 to 17)

NYS Certification Program - 8:30 AM - Safe Boating, 8 hour, Certification Program (students must be 10 years old by 2/17/18). Adults wishing certification may also attend. However, a fee will be imposed.

Tom Zablocki, John Donohue, Robert Nebel

5

FEBRUARY, 17th (Ages 8 to 17)

Education - Introduction to Scuba Diving – learn about scuba diving, and Net Fishing

Gary Chaiken, John Matera

6

FEBRUARY, 24th (Ages 5 to 17)

Staten Island Wildlife Birds of Prey - Falconry - Red Tail Hawk, Goshawk, Harris Hawk (ages 5 & over)

Falconer - Paul Scara,

A. E. Zimmer Club

7

MARCH, 3rd

(Ages 5 to 17)

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

8

MARCH, 10th (Ages 8 to 17)

Survival Skills 4 - Camping & the Outdoors. Conservation -

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

Tom Zablocki, Mike Buono, Bill Mirabello, Andrew Yuknek

9

MARCH 17th

(Ages 8 to 17)

Education - What is happening today? Robotics - Robotic Demonstration

St Joseph by the Sea Robotics’ Group

10

   

 


March 31st

Spring Break


11

April 7th

(Ages 10 to 17)

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

12

APRIL, 14th

(Ages 10 to 17)

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

Mark Yuknek, Robert Chiusano & James Grasso

13

APRIL, 21st

(Ages 5 to 17)

Staten Island Zoo – Presentation with live animals (9:30 to 11:00 AM)

2.) Awards Ceremony - Student Luncheon &Awards Ceremony

Kerry Gallagher, Zimmer Club & Elected Officials


APRIL

(Ages 11 and over)

Education - NYS DEC Sportsman Education Program

DEC registration & prequalification test required

NYS DEC Certified Instructors & DEC Conservation Officers

*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 12/27/2017

 

 

Updated 12/27/17 All Content copy righted Andrew E. Zimmer Fish and Game and the Andrew E. Zimmer Youth Conservation Program