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Tuesday, October 18 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
Education/Outreach. LDWF’s Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program

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AUTHORS: Alayna McGarry, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

ABSTRACT: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has expanded on its aquatic education instructor program in order to reach more individuals across the entire state. The goal is to train volunteers to help us increase awareness and participation in recreational fishing in Louisiana. The program consists of a free hands-on training course in which participants are taught how to host their own event to share knowledge of Louisiana fisheries and teach others how to fish. Now known as the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program (Aquatic VIP), we have trained just over 50 volunteers in the past year. Whether it’s as simple of an activity like casting practice with backyard bass or as in-depth of a lesson like fish anatomy, this Program covers it all. Aquatic VIP supplies the volunteers with lesson plans, activity guides, educational material and loaner kits to be utilized at events. With Aquatic VIP expanding and reaching more parts of Louisiana, the future of this program is bright. Thanks to these volunteers, the public will continue to be taught about their role in conserving Louisiana’s aquatic resources

Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:20pm - 1:40pm

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