Let’s Go Fishing 2015 Instructor Training Opportunities
Posted on 03/11/2015
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Let’s Go Fishing 2015 Instructor Training Opportunities

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- If you love to fish and want to pass on the  angling tradition to  young people and their families, consider becoming a Vermont "Let’s Go Fishing" Volunteer Instructor.

Instructors in the "Let’s Go Fishing" Program organize and volunteer at fishing clinics in their communities to teach young people and their families about water ecology while instilling the life-long skill of fishing.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Lake Champlain International are offering instructor training for volunteers on Saturday, March 28 at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton and on Saturday, April 11 at the Fish & Wildlife regional office in Essex Junction. 

Participants will learn what it takes to teach a clinic about fishing techniques, ethics, aquatic ecology and management, the importance of 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.  Teachers of all grade levels are especially invited to learn how to use "Let’s Go Fishing" in their curriculum from elementary through high school.

Instruction, curriculum materials, assistance, and lunch will be provided at no charge.  You must be at least 18 years old to participate.  The workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

If you are interested in attending the training and becoming an instructor, please register on-line at www.mychamplain.net/letsgofishing, or by email through letsgofishing@mychamplain.net