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Youth Fishing Instructor Certification, Spring 2023

News item for the blog today.  I want to spread the word on this:

Game and Parks will certify youth fishing instructors across state

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors at workshops in five locations across the state in the coming months.

Instructors are part of the Youth Fishing Program, a statewide team of volunteers and Game and Parks staff who host educational fishing events.

Trainings will take place at:

-The Mark, Elkhorn, March 19, 2-5 p.m.;

-Schramm Education Center, Gretna, March 26, 2-5 p.m.;

-Ponca State Park, April 23, 9 a.m.-noon;

-Fort Kearny State Historical Park, May 10, 6-9 p.m.; and

-Nebraska Outdoor Education Center, Lincoln, May 21, 2-5 p.m.

Workshop participants will receive training and tools to conduct youth fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events. They also will receive program incentives. Instructors are encouraged to volunteer for such Game and Parks programs as Community Fishing Nights and the Outdoor Expos.

Registration is required and may be completed at signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa8aa23a4ff2-youth1#/.

Contact Larry Pape at larry.pape@nebraska.gov for information.

Now a couple of comments:  I will always tell you our youth fishing instructors are a huge asset and a lot of help.  There are a number of programs you can get involved in and help with by becoming one of our youth fishing instructors.  If you love to fish, this is a great way to give back to the sport and our resources.  Please do it!

And, again, to those of you who are already certified, THANK YOU!


About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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