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February 21, 2012

Get the training and materials to start a kids' fishing program

MADISON -- Fishing club members, youth leaders, classroom teachers, and leaders of afterschool and summer recreation programs are encouraged to attend free angler education workshops in March in Madison, Menomonie, Milwaukee and Stevens Point.

"Our basic angler education training workshops will help you start your own fishing program for kids," says Theresa Stabo, aquatic education coordinator for the Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources. "It's a great opportunity to share your passion for fishing by introducing kids to the sport, and at the same time, helping them learn about Wisconsin's aquatic resources and gain important life skills."

Basic Angler Education instructor training certification workshops focus on teaching spin casting and incorporating related topics in a K-12 curriculum or youth development program. Some workshops feature fly fishing or complementary aquatic resources education programs.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free of charge and include lunch or dinner, Stabo says. However, there is a $15 workshop commitment fee that is returned upon completion of the course. Pre-registration is required; download the form and return to the designated contact.

Basic angler education instructor workshop schedule

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Stabo (608) 266-2272; Kim Anderson (608) 21-6431

Last Revised: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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