The Future Fishing Foundation (F3) and FLW Outdoors have teamed up to provide a training opportunity for those involved with youth Aquatic Education programs. The seminar will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, during the Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, Ark., and Friday, Aug. 12th at DeGray Lake during the National Guard Junior World Championship.
This seminar will be designed to “train trainers” who will then be involved directly with students in organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, FFA, 4-H, as well as schools from across the country. These seminars are being made available to all interested applicants through a grant provided by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Attendees will be given a training manual that covers topics such as biology, habitat, rod and reel operation along with instruction in hands on activities for the students. Participants will also be given a complete list of available resources that are available to assist them in teaching a variety of age groups.
“Not only are we excited to be a part of this educational training, but these seminars will allow for attendees to attend both the Forrest Wood Cup and the National Guard Junior World Championship,” said Kathy Fennel, President of Operations for FLW Outdoors.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with FLW Outdoors to bring this training seminar into one of the biggest professional events in the world,” said F3 Executive Director Mark Gintert. “We are thrilled to have the ability to give these educators a first-hand look at some of the finest youth anglers in the country and let them know just what is possible for them at their schools once they start an aquatic education program.”
For more information and registration, please visit: Futurefisherman.org. Registrations must be submitted online by Monday, August 8th. Registration will be limited to the first 200 applicants. The seminars are free for attendees. A financial stipend to help defer lodging and meal expenses will be made available for those who plan to attend.
About the Future Fisherman Foundation
Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups, youth organizations and other educators dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling, conservation and the outdoors lifestyle. The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) operates under The Bass Federation (TBF) umbrella of companies and is the official education arm of TBF. For more info visit futurefisherman.org.
About the FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors is the best in fishing, on and off the water. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.