The Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to pass on the tradition of fishing to the next generation of Vermonters. The department will be hosting two one-day training workshops for ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors on Saturday, March 29, at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton, VT and on Saturday, April 5, at Fish & Wildlife’s regional office in Essex Junction, VT.
Instructors in the ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ program organize and instruct clinics in their communities for young people and their families. Participants in the training workshops will learn how to teach a fishing clinic, in addition to learning about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation, and tackle craft. Classes are informal, and it is not necessary to have a high level of fishing expertise to become an instructor.
“Get involved and get our youth outdoors! The life you change might just be your own,” urges James Ehlers, Executive Director of Lake Champlain International.
There is no charge for the training and all curriculum materials and lunch will be provided. The workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required, and you must be 18 to participate. You can register on-line at www.mychamplain.net/letsgofishing or by email at email@example.com. The deadline to register is Friday, March 14, 2014.