Game and Parks will Certify Youth Fishing Instructors

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors at workshops 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.

Workshops will take place:

  • March 17 – North Platte, State Fish Hatchery, 2-5 p.m.
  • March 24 – Gretna, Schramm Education Center, 2-5 p.m.
  • April 28 – Ponca, Ponca State Park, 9 a.m.-noon
  • May 8 – Kearney, Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 6-9 p.m.
  • May 19 – Lincoln, Turpin Outdoor Education Center, 4703 N. 44th, 2-5 p.m.

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 through the calendar event listing at calendar.outdoornebraska.gov. For questions, email larry.pape@nebraska.gov.