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2021 HE Conference Agenda and Information

Below is the Agenda for the 2021 HE Conference.

TPWD Hunter Education – THEIA Conference
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine
May 21 – May 23, 2021

Friday, May 21
2‐5 pm Registration, Bagley Hall

5:30‐7 pm Dinner

7‐9 pm Area Chief Meeting, Steve Hall, Hunter Education Coordinator
Presentation on Instructor Resources

9 pm Social

Saturday, May 22
7:00-7:50 am Breakfast, Sparling Cafeteria

7:15 am – 12pm Registration, Bagley Hall

8:00-8:45 am Opening Ceremonies, Bagley Hall
Colors Already Posted – Pledge of Allegiance, Texas Pledge
Welcome and Program Overview, Steve Hall

8:45 – 10:30 am ORS Update; Outdoor Annual Tour, Eddie Kleppinger, Hunter “Ed” Administrative Assistant

10:30 am–12 pm Session 1
Biological Basics, Heidi Kryger Bailey, TPWD Wildlife Biologist
Ethics, Character Building & Communications Training, Steve Hall/Michael Sabbeth
Intro to School Air Rifle (SAR) Program, Morgan Harbison, Central TX Hunter Education Training Specialist

12 – 1:30 pm Lunch, Key Note Address, Leon & Leticia McNeil, City Kids Adventures

1:30 ‐ 3:30 pm Concurrent Workshops (Choose One):
• City Kids Adventures Mentoring, Leon & Leticia McNeil, McNeil Family + City Kids
• Stop the Bleed, Randy Spradlin
• Media Communications & TPWD R3 Plan – Hunting, Shooting Sports & Hunter Education,
Steve Hall/Michael Sabbeth

3:30-5 pm “Here’s How I… How Do You…?”
• A brain exchange session in which instructors share creative training aids and how they teach varying aspects of their skills trail indoor and out. Heidi Rao (SE TX Hunter Education Training Specialist), Brock Minton (S TX Hunter Education Training Specialist)

5‐ 6 pm Break

6:00 pm Dinner and Awards Banquet, Bagley Hall

Evening Activities TBD

Sunday, May 23
7-7:50 am Breakfast, Sparling Cafeteria

8:00 am THEIA Member Meeting, Lindsay Hodgdon, President

11:30 am Adjourn

Pricing & Rates:

All options include the following: Conference rates & fees, Lodging for conference and meals for conference.

  • Participant staying in a Hotel Room (single occupancy) $279.50
  • Participant staying in a Hotel Room w/Spouse $339.00
  • Participant staying in Hotel Room (double occupancy) 194.50 / person
  • Participant staying in a Dormitory room $169.50