PRATT- Fishing's Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will host an angler education class Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Schermerhorn Park,
7693 SE 77th Terrace, Galena. The course, which will be held just outside of the Southeast Kansas Nature Center, is part of a new educational program designed to enlist qualified volunteer instructors to teach fishing techniques throughout the state.
Although the class is not a requirement to teach, those in attendance will be given valuable information about working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. Other subjects covered in the four-hour class will include current fishing rules and regulations, species identification, fishing ethics, equipment, knot-tying, casting, fish habitat, aquatic nuisance species, and conservation.
Anglers interested in registering for the Aug. 31 course can sign up by visiting fishingsfuture.org and clicking "upcoming events,"¯ then "Kansas Angler Education Training Program."¯
For more information, contact Fishing's Future local coordinator Kevin Reich at email@example.com, or by phone at (785) 577-6921.