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Angler Education Certification courses to come to central and western Kansas

 

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in conjunction with Fishing’s Future, will host Angler Education Instructor Certification courses in Dodge City, April 11, and Burrton, April 18. Teachers and anglers aspiring to teach fishing techniques to youth, families, and students in Kansas are encouraged to attend. The Dodge City class will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dodge City High School, 2201 Ross Blvd, Dodge City. The Burrton class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harvey County West Park Community Building, 17 miles East of Hutchinson. The building is four miles north of the HWY-50 and Golden Prairie intersection. There is no cost to attend; however, classes will be limited to the first 40 registrants.

Apart from becoming a certified angler education instructor, attendees will also be given valuable information regarding working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. Other subjects covered in the four-hour class include current fishing regulations, species identification, fishing ethics, equipment, knot-tying, casting, fish habitat, aquatic nuisance species, and conservation practices.

Anglers interested in registering for these classes are encouraged to sign up by visiting www.fishingsfuture.org and searching the “Upcoming Events”.

For more information, contact Fishing’s Future coordinator Kevin Reich at kansasangler@gmail.com or by phone at (785) 577-6921.