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The Minnesota DNR Archery in the Schools program introduces Minnesota students to archery by providing schools with the best equipment, training, and curriculum available at the lowest possible price. It is part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) at www.nasparchery.com
How it works
Teachers receive training and their school participates in an archery education program designed by NASP. Schools use either existing archery equipment or purchase new archery equipment packages at a discounted price. Financial assistance for equipment packages may be available from the DNR or other organizations.
Basic archery equipment package
- 10 right-handed and two left-handed Genesis bows
- 5 block FITA bullseye targets (36-inch)
- 10 dozen full-length aluminum arrows
- 1 safety backstop net
- 1 equipment repair package
The equipment's retail value is nearly $5,000, but is available to participating schools and non-profits for $3,600, shipping included. Download an order form at www.genesisbow.com
NASP 3-D archery target kit
- 1 3-D turkey target
- 1 3-D coyote target
- 1 3-D bear target
- 1 3-D pronghorn target
- 1 3-D white-tailed deer target
- 1 3-D big horn sheep target
- 6 3-D target stands
Archery standards-based unit of study guides
The DNR will periodically provide financial assistance to schools or non-profit organizations providing equipment to schools through a competitive grant program. Schools will be required to provide $1,800, and the DNR will fund the rest.
If grant requests exceed available funds, a committee of state archery interests chaired by the DNR Archery in the Schools project coordinator will award grants on a competitive basis. Priorities for the committee will include:
- Maximizing the number of youth that have access to the equipment and training (i.e., multiple schools in a district share equipment, multiple teachers are certified instructors and provide additional classes, an existing extra-curricular program will utilize the program.)
- Commitment to after-school programs (i.e., establishment of a school archery club).
- Innovation in the delivery of archery programs.
- Increased local financial contribution.
- Partnerships with local archery retailers and clubs.
- Geographical distribution and balance of grants
Other suggested sources of financial assistance
Suggested sources of non-state cash donations include:
- School districts
- Local archery clubs (for a list check the Minnesota State Archery Association
- Local chapters:
- Fraternal organizations (Lions, Elks, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.)
- Local archery retailers
- Local conservation clubs
- State organizations
Where do we get more information?
Minnesota DNR Shooting Sports Programs
1201 Hwy 2 East
Grand Rapids, MN 55744