Tuesday
Jan162018

2018 Education Opportunities

The Mission of Trout Unlimited is "To conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds."  One of the principal ways of achieving this mission is to help educate the youth of our state in the value of clean water, healthy fisheries, and enjoyment of our irreplaceable water resources and outdoor environs.  Over the past decade, members of TU710 have introduced several thousand Nebraska kids and their families to the joys of fishing. Please contribute to this legacy by volunteering at one or more of the following events.

Lindsey Chizinski, Education Coordinator
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TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM

NGPC Trout in the Classroom field days are fast approaching and the coordinators are VERY SHORT on fishing instructors.  Responsibilities include helping students bait a hook, cast, and release fish. Lunch is provided. These take place on weekdays from 9 AM - 2 PM at Schramm Park in Gretna.  Dates are:

Tuesday, April 10
WednesdayApril 11
ThursdayApril 12
TuesdayApril 17
FridayApril 20
ThursdayApril 26
TuesdayMay 1
WednesdayMay 3

Please contact Alisha Grams to sign up.

MAKER'S FAIRE

On Saturday, April 14th DO-Space at 72nd & Dodge is hosting a Maker's Faire from 9 AM - 4 PM and TU 710 has reserved a booth to tie flies. TU 710 will provide all materials and equipment.  Currently we don't have anyone lined up to work this event.  If you are interested, please email Lindsey Chizinski.

BOYS TOWN SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

TU 710 members lead middle- and high-school students in fly fishing and fly casting lessons at Boys Town near 144th & Dodge in Omaha on Fridays, June 5th - Aug 8th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  Email Lindsey Chizinski if you can volunteer on some (or all!!!) of these dates.

NGPC FAMILY FISHING NIGHTS AND OUTDOOR EXPOS

Outdoor Expos take place at several locations: Platte River State Park, Scottsbluff, Ponca State Park, and Ft. Kearney State Park.   NGPC provides meals and accomodations for volunteers who travel to these events.  There are opportunities to instruct fly-casting and fishing sessions.  

Family Fishing nights are drop-in weeknight events that take place at urban lakes throughout the summer.  Fishing instructors are always welcome.

 Contact Larry Pape at 402-471-5447 or larry.pape@nebraska.gov for dates and details.

BECOME A NGPC FISHING INSTRUCTOR

Volunteers from TU710 work closely with the Nebraska Game  & Parks Commission (NGPC) to teach kids how to fish, fly fish, appreciate good, clean water, and learn about the outdoors.  We encourage you to become a NGPC Certified Fishing Instructor.
A training workshop will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the NGPC Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln.  To register, please contact Larry Pape at (402) 471-5447 or larry.pape@nebraska.gov.

Certified Youth Fishing Instructors receive:

  • Training and tools to instruct fishing clinics
  • Opportunities to volunteer at events like Outdoor Expos and Family Fishing Nights
  • Access to fishing equipment & educational materials for your own events
  • Program participation incentives