The program is designed in partnership with teachers, school
administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety
officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and
National Rifle Association firearm safety experts.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, fatal
firearm accidents in the Eddie Eagle age group have been reduced by
over 80% since the program's nationwide launch. NRA feels that gun
accident prevention programs such as Eddie Eagle are a significant
factor in that decline.
Since 1988, The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has been
taught by more than 26,000 schoolteachers and law enforcement
officers nationwide. Since 1988, the program has reached over 26
million children - in all 50 states.
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has been honored or
formally endorsed by groups such as the National Sheriffs'
Association, the American Legion, the Police Athletic League, the
Association of American Educators, and others. The program has
received bipartisan support from the governors of 26 states who
signed resolutions recommending that the program be used in their
school systems. Additionally, the legislatures of 23 states passed
resolutions recommending the use of the Eddie Eagle Program in
Easy to Use
Simple to implement. Minimal advance preparation needed.
Instructor guides offer step-by-step instruction with role-playing
scenarios, discussion questions and reproducible materials. There
is no certification needed to teach the program.
Program materials are
available at a nominal rate. Grant
funding for schools, law enforcement agencies, hospitals,
daycare centers, and libraries may be available in select states to
receive program materials at no cost. If you are with one of these
agencies, contact The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program to
see if your state has grant funding.
Taught by All
Anyone can teach the program. Educators, law enforcement
personnel, volunteers or parents can teach the program. Our
easy-to-use instructor guides walk you through the lesson
step-by-step. The program can be taught in schools, civic
organizations, or at home.
Uses modern teaching techniques and materials.
Tactile/kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learning methods are all
utilized through cooperative learning, higher-order thinking
activities, writing tasks, and role-playing. Activities can be
integrated into all areas of the school curriculum.
Fun For Kids
Entertaining, rewarding, and proven effective in communicating a
memorable safety message to children.
Flexible For You
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program is adaptable from a
five-day plan to a short one-hour lesson. Use all or parts of the
program to fit your schedule and meet the needs of your group.
The gun safety concepts and materials were developed from study
results and resource materials of a safety task force composed of
specialists in education and child development. The task force was
formed for the specific purpose of developing a gun safety program
for elementary school students that would accommodate the needs of
both the teacher and the student. Courses are available for
children in Preschool-Grade 1 and 2nd-3rd grades. Program materials
are also available in Spanish.
Regardless of whether guns are in the home, most children are
curious about guns. That curiosity is equally strong or stronger
among children who grow up in homes without guns as it is in those
who grow up in gun-owning households. While parents are ultimately
responsible for the care, safety, and development of their
children, all children need to be taught gun accident prevention to
be prepared if they encounter a firearm. Where there is no adult
supervision, children must know what to do.
- DON'T TOUCH.
- LEAVE THE AREA.
- TELL AN ADULT.
You can request a free sample of our program materials. Each
sample includes a copy of our student workbook, program statistics,
testimonials, and ordering information. Simply call our toll-free
number, (800) 231-0752, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.