Sensory Safari TrailerA Educational Project Sponsored by the Iowa Chapter SCI
The very first Sensory Safari was held in 1991. The intent of the program was to provide the visually impaired with a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience utilizing the sense of touch. The success of that first Safari is evident today with tens of thousands of individuals participating in one of the hundreds of Sensory Safaris that are held across the U.S. each year.
In order to be able to reach as many children and adults as possible, a customized enclosed trailer displays a variety of animals, birds, pelts, and horns. The mobility of a trailer allows SCI to both reach as many people as possible with this interactive educational tool, as well as to promote SCI and its mission. We are excited to have it become an integral part of how we educate our youth, hunters, and non-hunters about the importance of wildlife conservation while promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle.
The Iowa Chapter’s Sensory Safari trailer was completed in January of 2016 and was first displayed on February 20, 2016 at the Iowa FNAWS banquet and auction in Des Moines. It has since been at the Iowa Deer Classic, the Iowa SCI Hunters Expo, Banquet and Live Auction, and the Iowa Outdoor Expo. Please let us know about any events in your area that would benefit from a Sensory Safari experience!
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