Outstanding Bighorn Teacher Award
The Outstanding Bighorn Teacher is part of a team of scientists, managers, and conservationists who strive to secure the future of bighorns by educating future generations of conservationists. Wild sheep embody Wyoming’s wildest and most rugged landscapes. Outstanding bighorn teachers are recognized for providing students with the opportunity to understand wild sheep and develop a conservation ethic around bighorns and other wildlife. Outstanding Bighorn Teachers work consistently with students and conservation organizations to inspire and educate youths about wild sheep and the importance of conserving wildlife and wildlands. The experiences these teachers provide our youths intertwine them with the fabric from which we Wyomingites are made–wildlands and wildlife. With the continued support of educators like these, our organizations can continue “putting and keeping kids and sheep on the mountain.”
We are delighted to announce the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Bighorn Teacher Award is Chester Moore!!
We had the pleasure of working with Chester at this year’s Camp Bighorn. Chester has worked as a wildlife journalist since he was 19 years old. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Texas Fish & Game, host of “Moore Outdoors” radio on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI, host of “Higher Calling” podcast, and author of 15 books on fishing, hunting, and wildlife.
Previous Recipients Below:
Brady Simuelson 2019, Lori Sincavage 2020, and Brent Miller 2022
Timeline for Nomination Process:
- Nominations open the last week of July and close the first week of October.
Criteria for Award:
- Provide education surrounding wild sheep, wildlife, and wildlands while also working with students and conservation organizations.
- Nominees can be both classroom teachers and non-classroom teachers.
- An education degree/teaching background is not required.
- The Outstanding Bighorn Teacher Award Review Committee will sit down with the Outreach Coordinator the first Monday after the close date to discuss candidates.
- Once a decision has been made, the recipient will know ASAP and the website, and social media pages, will reflect the same.
- The award will be given at the Annual Bighorn BASH Fundraiser on November 4th, 2023.
- The recipient will receive a hand-made scrimshaw knife from local artist, John Finley.
Click here for our nomination form.