Archive for January 27th, 2010

Become a Junior Angler Instructor

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

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Whether you’re an avid angler… or someone who enjoys working with kids… becoming a Volunteer Angler Education Instructor is fun and rewarding.

In the instructor class, we give them all of the tools and the knowledge and skills they would need to teach kids the junior angler program.

Ann Miller oversees the program. She says anglers who become instructors get to share their love of fishing with kids…as well teach them how to fish responsibly.

Many adults out there are anglers themselves, and really want to share that love of fishing with the younger generation. And this gives them the opportunity to do that. Many adults also are working already with different youth groups and our junior angler program is just a wonderful addition to their potpourri of things that they can do with kids.

Miller says she finds that youth group leaders are attracted to the Junior Angler program because of the positive impact it can have on the children they mentor.

They do want to have a positive outlet for their energies and enthusiasm and, kids just love it. So, this is something that they can do to steer kids in the right direction.

Learn how you can become a junior angler instructor by visiting our website at

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.