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FSHS Angler Education Instructor Certification Course

April 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

Most of us have had a mentor at some point in our lives that inspired us, taught us, and delighted in our successes. It’s a wonderful thing, but not everyone is so lucky, especially when it comes to having an outdoor mentor. By becoming a volunteer certified angler instructor through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Angler Education program, you’ll not only have an avenue for sharing your passion for angling with others, but you too, could be someone’s mentor.

To get you started, a certification course will be held on:

  • April 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM 

  • at the Free State High School, 4700 Overland Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049

  • Park on the SOUTH side of the school in the Circle Drive and enter doors there!

Topics Covered:

  • Fishing Regulations

  • Species Identification

  • Fishing Ethics

  • Equipment

  • Knot-tying

  • Casting

  • Fish Habitat

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species

  • Conservation Practices

Apart from becoming a certified angler education instructor, attendees will also be given valuable information regarding working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. 

Participants must be 18 years old and pass a background check prior to certification. (email sherri.withers@ks.gov after you register and we will send you the form to complete.)

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 with a signed parental form can also take the workshop and gain Junior Assisting Angler Volunteer status. This age group must work with a certified instructor when hosting an aquatic education activity, clinic, derby or outreach.  

To sign up scroll to the bottom of this page:

  • Click the Register Button 

  • Enter in your First and Last Name

  • Enter in your Email Address

  • Click the Green Complete Registration Button

Questions? Contact Sherri Withers, Master Angler for the Clinton State Park Chapter

785/842-8562, 785/691-9384 or email sherri.withers@ks.gov


April 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free State High School
4700 Overland Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049
Lawrence, KS 66049 US
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