AHEIA’s annual Teacher Workshop Instructor Course was held July 16-19, 2020 at our Alford Lake Conservation Centre for Excellence. Under COV- ID-19 protocols, 12 teachers from across Alberta took part in the three-day program which included the Hunter Education Instructor Certificate, Fishing Education Instructor Certificate, and a Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate. The Sunday is an optional fourth day and includes the International Bowhunting Education Program to cap off the weekend.

One of the participating teachers, Tara Nissen, noticed a class picture hanging beneath a grizzly bear hide at Alford Lake. As a student in 2005, Tara’s class had attended Alford Lake and donated the hide hanging above the photograph. Tara is pointing to herself in the photo. Tara is now back, 15 years later, as a teacher pursuing the certification needed to bring her own class to Alford Lake!

Thank you, Tara, for your permission to share this moment.


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