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Future Fisherman Foundation and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries announce “Train the Trainers” Seminar

November 29, 2011 – The next stop in F3’s commitment to train the trainers of aquatic education programs is Harrowgate Elementary School in Chester, Va., 15501 Harrowgate Rd. Chester, Va. 23831.  The seminar begins at 9am, February 18-19.  It’s open to any organization.  Interested applicants can go to the F3 web site, www.futurefisherman.org, to register.

There’s a $20 registration fee, which is refunded to those who complete the two day program as a training/travel stipend.  Also, applicants who complete a post event survey will receive a tackle package for their students.

Stipend amounts vary, but typically anyone traveling more than 50 miles will receive $150 to help defer hotel and travel costs, and those traveling within a 50 mile radius of the site will receive $75.

 This seminar is open not only to teachers but also 4H leaders, Boy/Girls Scout Clubs and leaders, FFA members, and anyone interested in getting students involved with aquatic education.  Learning the principles of successful programs like Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs will be the focus of this two day seminar.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on this event,” F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “The intent of this seminar is to provide information on aquatic education and instill confidence in those wanting to train others in their respective organizations. We also intend to inform attendees about other available resources and the “next steps” for their established programs.”

The “Train the Trainers” series is made possible through a grant from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), which has held events in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Ocala, Florida.

For more information and to register interested participants go to www.futurefisherman.org for details.

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About the Future Fisherman Foundation

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics. Visit www.futurefisherman.org