Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of Safari Club International and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of Sables believes in the AWLS Program. The future of hunting depends on presenting the facts about conservation, sustainable use of our resources and the part hunters play in this vital part of our future. Enlightening teachers/educators and students enables them to share this information with their students and peers which in turn impacts the future.


Each year we send a select group of educators and or students to the AWLS Wyoming, nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming.


We pay the $900 registration fee for the weeklong workshop. This includes room, board, linens and towels. Travel expenses to and from the workshop and personal expenses are each individual’s responsibility.


The program's content consists of academic lectures, discussions and field trips covering orienteering, survival skills, aquatic and wetland ecology, wildlife ecology, environmental ethics, natural resource management and conservation, environmental leadership, wildlife management and firearm use and safety.


Here are some brief reasons why these teachers/educators want to experience AWLS:

  • To bring the issues to the classroom.
  • To develop a reading unit based on the environment to create a sense of wonder, appreciation and respect for the earth.
  • To develop outdoor recreational skills.
  • To integrate guns with history, biology, ecology and wildlife conservation.
  • To incorporate outdoor education in the physical education program.
  • To teach how to become stewards of our environment.
  • To broaden knowledge of current environmental issue.

For further information about AWLS (American Wilderness Leadership School) or to request a Teacher or Student Application Form for the AWLS Camp please contact the NEWI SCI Director of Education Roberta "Bobbie" Windus at 920-604-1687 or email


Stories from our AWLS Teachers:

Michelle's Amazing AWLS Experience

American Wilderness Leadership School Experience
by Michelle Howe, AWLS Graduate 2017.

Kimberly Schadrie's AWLS Experience

American Wilderness Leadership School Experience
by Kimberly Schadrie, AWLS Graduate 2016.

Tearing Down Fences and Joining Hands

American Wilderness Leadership School Experience
by Sandy Vander Velden, AWLS Wyoming Graduate 2012.

Where the Teachers are Students

American Wilderness Leadership School Experience
by Anne Warren, AWLS Graduate 2009

A Tale Of Two AWLS

American Wilderness Leadership School Experience
by Roberta "Bobbie" Windus, AWLS Graduate 2008 & 2010.