EASTERN SHORE WATERFOWL CARVER INVITED TO CAPITAL HILL
WATERFOWL CARVER BRINGING HISTORY TO HIS HIGH SCHOOL OF 47 YEARS AGO
In the spring 2006, Catharine Dawson the Director of Education for the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University, asked Mr. Saunders to teach the Pilot Carving Program in the Public School System. She had been inspired by her own eleven year old daughter's concentrated efforts at carving and wanted to see this original American Folk Art taught in the Public Schools. In May 2006, Saunders taught basic carving in Ms. McElroy's Art Class at Mardela Middle and High School to 25 junior and senior high students. "They all wanted to continue to learn to carve," said Saunders. "It really captured their attention and the more focus, the less need for band aids.Carving will improve their concentration skills and they can take that with them through life."
Saunders teaching Pilot Carving Program in Public School.
Warren Saunders,Jr. is a highly recognized Eastern Shore Waterfowl Carver, who competes throughout the Eastern United States from Pennsylvania to Alabama.
Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina.
He teaches Power Carving and Decoy Carving and painting at several Art Centers and gives carving demonstrations and displays for the Maritime Museum, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Maryland Welcome Center, Putuxant Wildlife Show, The Richardson Maritime Museum, and The Waterfowl Festival, to name a few.
Power carving class.
Warren was the featured Decoy Carver for the 2002 National Wildlife Refuge Friends Conference held at the Wyndham Hotel in Washington, D.C. He participated in the Pro Bass Shop Outdoor World 2002 through 2006 Fall Classics and the Maryland Duck and Goose Calling Championship for 2004 and 2006. He was the Grand National Carver of the Year 2005. He gives carving demonstrations at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Spa and Conference Center and he was commissioned to carve a full sized Great Blue Heron in flight, which gracefully hangs at the Visitor Center at Sailwinds in Cambridge, Maryland.
Pro Bass Shop Outdoor World. The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Spa and Conference Center.
Great Blue Heron at the Visitor's Center at Sailwinds Saunders 2006 Ne Ne Goose and Ross's Goose
Saunders competed in (2006) with a Ne Ne Goose (Hawaii) and Ross's Goose. In The White Stone Wildlife and Art Show they competed together and took first and second in species and third in category. In the Harve de Grace Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival they got first and second in species, first in division and second in Best in Show. And in the Ward World Championship the Ne Ne Goose got Second in Species and the Ross's Goose got Third in Species