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Nebraska to certify more youth fishing instructors

From the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Additional workshops have been scheduled for adults who want to be certified as volunteer youth fishing instructors for the Youth Fishing Program, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Certified instructors will learn how to put on fishing programs, derbies and club activities for children and families. Instructors will have the use of free fishing tackle and educational resources at clinics. They also will have access to free camping at state parks when volunteering as a fishing host.

Andrea Faas, aquatic education specialist for the Commission, will share materials, resources, tips, group management skills, important fishing topics, and plans for leading youth fishing activities.

The following is the list of youth fishing instructor certification workshops:

Feb. 6—Gretna, 10 a.m. to noon, Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium at Schramm Park State Recreation Area (SRA);

Feb. 22—South Sioux City, 6-7:30 p.m., City Hall;

March 24—Ogallala, 6-8 p.m., Lake McConaughy Visitor Center;

March 25—Chadron, 6-8 p.m., Chadron State College Student Center;

April 27—Broken Bow, 6-8 p.m., Chamber of Commerce building;

May 12—Kearney, 6-8 p.m., Fort Kearny SRA Lake No. 6.

Contact Faas at (402) 332-3901 or andrea.faas@nebraska.gov to register.

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