Stay Awesome. We’ll talk this fall.

Stay Awesome. We’ll talk this fall.

It’s time for a long overdue update. Sorry we have been away from the blog for so long… It has been a busy summer for the Strohm Family. Both girls have been away at Christian and Cheerleading camps, traveled to a few parks with family and friends and celebrated their 13th and 17th birthdays this September. This spring, I was able to fly out and meet with our distribution company, Four-Winds Trading Co. in Denver before exploring Yellowstone National Park and getting fresh photos of some of the park’s species. Also, on that trip, I was able to visit several Colorado state parks and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. With Janine and I working full-time jobs and the girls back in school, we have another trip planned, but not until Christmas break. More to come regarding that event as December nears. Speaking of events, we have been blessed to be able to schedule the following events between now and our Christmas break. October 8-9 in Cleveland, OH: We are presenting at the 2018 Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Our presentation is titles “Conservation is too important to leave to adults.” It should be a great experience for us. November 17 in Clarion, PA: We are teaching students from several PA schools how to play EDGE of EXTINCTION. Shintrika Weibel, an Instructor/Academic Counselor for the TRIO / Upward Bound program invited us in to teach her high school students. December 6, @ Clarion University of Pennsylvania: Clarion University is holding their Second Annual EDGE of EXTINCTION Tournament in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room. This event is being coordinated and co-hosted...
Athia and I took on a weekend of hiking

Athia and I took on a weekend of hiking

Athia and I hiked parts of the Baker Trail and North Country Trail this weekend. We met up with some of the Baker Trail Gurus like Dewaine, Patty, Donna, Sarah and Ruth on Saturday morning for a two day hike. Our trek took us 15 miles on Saturday. Then we slept at a cabin in Cook Forest for the night. Sunday’s hike was about 10 miles before we made it to our car. Janine and I are working hard to make sure our girls are ready for the life that hits you after high school, so I am happy to report that Athia was a trooper the whole time. It was a lot of mountains and valleys, and with the help of a few snickers bars… I did a great job without complaining. ūüėČ Athia did much better than me on the hike, and ended the trek with a smile… I think. She was up with Dewaine at the head of the pack so I couldn’t see her very well. We passed an enormous beaver dam on Saturday. I think it is the largest one I have seen so far. It was pretty awesome to witness. We also passed by a clear-cut section of forest. We have been looking for a photo of clear cutting for the game for several years, so I am happy that we now have one … but also happy that it took us three years of searching to find one. The folks at the Baker Trail are all in for a Baker Trail Area Starter Deck, so the girls and I will get started...

The 2016 Starter Decks are in stock!

¬†¬†¬† Our brand new starter decks are now in stock. Join us at the elk Expo in Benezette, PA this weekend to see what the new decks look like and start your Christmas shopping early. If you can’t join us in Elk County, you can always order cards online under our new Buy Games page. We have a lot of news, but I will reserve it for another blog post in the future. Maybe Maia or Athia will tell you about our next starter decks in a week or two. I’ll give you a clue… it involves the National Parks. Cheers, Jason...
A Sneak Peek at the new game…

A Sneak Peek at the new game…

Here is a sneak peek at the new game… a collectable trading card game about endangered species. We are calling it “Edge of Extinction”. Let us know if you want to help test it over the next few months. Officially launching the “2015 Collection” in January.¬†Game Days are being scheduled¬†now for 2016. Let us know if you want to host one or participate in one. Prizes and giveaways will be part of the event. -Dad...
Can you guess who he/she is?

Can you guess who he/she is?

THIS IS MY LITTLE FRIEND It will be very hard. I’ll give you a hint. It is an invertebrate. We got a new Nikon D330 camera with two lenses. The¬†picture I took was with a macro lens. The macro lens can zoom in on¬†picture so that there’s a lot of detail. Should we put the new invertebrate in the new deck of cards? We will post the zoomed out picture on April¬†15. GOOD LUCK! –...
We received a CRISP Technology Grant to build an app

We received a CRISP Technology Grant to build an app

The Grant On April 4, 2015, Maia, My dad, and I officially received our grant. We got all dressed up and went to the special luncheon. There we watched a bunch of other people get their grants, and then we were up. We got our check and told a little about our game. We will use the money to progress on our game and buy the technology we need. For instance we bought a new camera and Marco lens. It will also pay for our new app. This grant will help us improve our game....