Please check back from time to time for updates to this schedule. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free of charge and include lunch or dinner, however, we do have a $15 workshop commitment fee to ensure good attendance by registrants. Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in so that we may begin on time. If your plans change, please notify us so that we may plan accordingly and refund your workshop commitment fee.
To schedule a volunteer or teacher training workshop in your community, please contact Theresa Stabo, Aquatic Resources Educator, (608) 266-2272. We need a minimum of 8 to 12 adult participants, depending on location, to hold a workshop.
Learn to be a Fly Fishing Instructor
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Time: Noon - 5 p.m.
Place: Holiday Inn Convention Center - Stevens Point
1001 Amber Avenue
Registration Form: Download, complete and return the Trout Unlimited Registration Form [PDF, 99KB] to Theresa Stabo (see form for details).
This DNR certification class will be presented by Chuck Bomar and Dennis Vanden Bloomen, UW-Stout Fly Fishing Instructors and members of the elite WI Clear Waters Chapter Instructor Program. Materials available from the DNR, at no charge, include the Scott Rod Company Fly Fishing booklets. The DNR has purchased 100 St. Croix fly rods and reels for instructor use through the equipment loaner program; they are distributed at 18 locations. Trout Unlimited members, fishing club members, youth leaders, classroom teachers, and civic leaders are encouraged to attend as a team or form one at the workshop. Successful models include after-school fishing clubs, summer enrichment classes, school-family events, and Boy Scout Fly Fishing merit badge training. The program is aligned to state academic standards making it an easy fit in the classroom. Participants in this training will also be given a complimentary ticket to the State Council banquet held later that evening. This class is limited to 25 people.
For additional angler education programs in Wisconsin, visit Take Me Fishing [exit DNR].
Look for us at teachers' conferences and conventions throughout the year.
Summer Teacher Enhancement Courses
These courses are offered for university credit and provide in-depth explorations of fisheries, aquatic resources and environmental education methods. Field experiences that bring teachers into close contact with Wisconsin's lakes and streams highlight these courses. Stipends may be available to currrent Wisconsin teachers to help defray teacher expenses.