FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2013
Passport to Fishing Instructor Trainings Offered in Southwest Ohio
Division of Wildlife certifies volunteer fishing instructors to teach fishing basics
XENIA, OH -- Any adult, group, or conservation club who has a sincere interest in taking kids fishing should consider becoming a certified Passport to Fishing instructor, according to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
The Passport certification courses are being offered on:
Rush Run Wildlife Area
1989 Northern Rd., Somerville, OH 45064
8am – 3pm
Registration deadline: April 28th
East Fork State Park
3272 Elklick Rd., Bethel, OH 45106
8am – 3pm
Registration deadline: May 17th
ODNR/Division of Wildlife District Five Headquarters
1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia, OH 45385
8am – 3pm
Registration deadline: June 4th
Passport to Fishing is a one-day instructor training program that qualifies individuals to become Division of Wildlife certified fishing instructors, similar to a hunter education instructor.
These workshops are free of charge and pre-registration is required for each of the workshops and there is a deadline for registration. Participants should dress for the weather, some of the course work will be done outside. Registered participants should also bring a packed lunch.
Passport to Fishing was developed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and adopted by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. Workshops teach volunteers the basics of fishing and how to run a four-station fishing program with a fishing event. These instructors then go back to their communities, with a written curriculum and training aids, to teach kids and beginning anglers the basics of fishing.
By becoming a certified instructor, you will not only be able to help in reconnecting students with the outdoors, but you will also have the skills and resources to help you do it in a more successful way. Resources available include grants, equipment, publications and brochures, and training.
To register for a workshop, call Wildlife Communications Specialist Brant Fulks, at (937) 347-0929 firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information on educational opportunities, visit www.wildohio.com.
For Further Information Contact:
Brant Fulks, Division of Wildlife