To further the understanding of our outdoor heritage through creation and support of wildlife and conservation education programs.
To be the premier source of balanced and accurate information to educate the public on the value of hunting and conservation.
Founded in 1984 by SCI women, SCI Foundation Education Sables is committed to continuing our outdoor heritage through education. Over the years, Education Sables evolved into a group of women and men dedicated to supporting outdoor education programs that promote conservation and the positive role of hunting. Drawn together by their respect for wildlife and passion for our outdoor heritage, SCI Foundation Education Sables come from all walks of life. Using their many talents and skills, they work together to share their joy and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation. All funds raised by Education Sables are dedicated to SCI Foundation Education Programs.
Why the Sable?
The Sable, one of the largest and most stunning antelope, is an elegant animal with a glossy coat and distinctive markings. Swift and fierce in defending its young and its territory, the Sable is a magnificent symbol of our outdoor heritage.
Education Sables support conservation education programs
Members of SCI Foundation Education Sables are the recognized leaders in outdoor education by SCI and the SCI Foundation. They recognize the future of the shooting sports and hunting rests with today's youth. Their efforts are directed toward recruiting educators, youth group leaders, and young people to the conservation science program at the American Wilderness Leadership Schools in Wyoming and Iowa.
Education Sables have grant programs for SCI Chapters and Chapter Education Sables Committees to tap as a resource in supporting local outdoor education programs that help Education Sables to meet their education objective of increasing the number of youth in SCI sponsored outdoor activities.
Education Sables support higher education
College Scholarships for students majoring in wildlife science and related fields of study are available through Education Sables endowment investments at five universities and through SCI Foundation Education Department scholarship funds.
Education Sables sounds great. Where can I get more information, including information about starting an Education Sables committee?
Sue Hankner, Director of Education