Tyler Parks and Recreation will host its first Texas Hunter Education Extravaganza at the Glass Recreation Center, located at 501 West 32nd St., on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event will include opportunities to learn about conservation, hunting safety, ethical behavior, public relations among hunters, firearms education, game laws and enforcement, wildlife species identification introduction to animals and birds, game processing and meal preparation. Texas Parks and Wildlife Hall of Fame Hunter Education Instructor, Steve Russell, will coordinate this unique approach to hunter safety education certification. Groups will rotate from station to station, as well as a remote location for shooting purposes.

Vendors will be on hand to discuss hunting equipment. Instruction will be given in bow safety, gun safety and all other aspects of hunting in Texas. This will be a fun hands-on class that will prepare hunters and their families for all types of hunting seasons.

During the exhibit, there will be the opportunity to also participate in clay shooting at separate location.

The public is invited to enjoy any of the learning stations. Admission to the extravaganza is $3 for children up to 13 and $5 for those 14 and up. Those participating in the certification class must pay a $15 per participant registration fee. Participants are asked to pre-register by Thursday, August 25.

For more information or to register, please call the Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271 or visit www.TylerParksandRec.com.G