LDWF hosting volunteer instructor workshop

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019

BATON ROUGE — This August, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in partnership with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, will host Aquatic Volunteer Instructor workshop in Baton Rouge. It will be held on August 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge located at 4142 N Flannery Rd in Baton Rouge. There is a $25 registration fee, but will be returned at the workshop.

The program will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to teach today’s youth about fishing and other fishing related topics. It is an opportunity for teachers, Scout leaders, homeschoolers, and anyone who is passionate about fishing and the outdoors!

This hands-on workshop will be led by LDWF biologists, Training will include information to become a volunteer instructor. Topics and activities include knot tying, casting skills, basic fishing techniques, fish identification, fisheries management, and more. All attendees will be provided with lesson plans and activity guides for grades K-12, and other educational materials.

After completing the 8-hour workshop and passing a background check, volunteers can borrow equipment to help teach these topics to others.

To find out more information or to sign up online, please visit:   http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/ldwf-volunteer-programs . If you cannot make it to this workshop but have a group of people interested in taking this training together, then we can come to your area and set-up a private workshop. For any questions about the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program or to set-up your private workshop, contact Alayna Ader at (504)286-4050 or at  amcgarry@wlf.la.gov .