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Pair of Classes to Be Offered for National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP), Oct. 10-11

Monday, October 08, 2012 | 09:26am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the National Fishing in School Program (NFSP) will be offering two, one day teacher training classes. The classes will be held on Oct. 10-11 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at John Overton High School in Nashville.

Those successfully completing the course will receive a Level I certification to teach fly fishing. The NFSP accommodates students regardless of gender, physical ability or natural aptitude. The program’s objective is to teach students grades 6-12 how to fish. 

Registration may be made online at www.flyfishinginschools.org. For more information, contact instructor Jeff Recker at (615) 335-0229.

The TWRA recently announced the availability of additional grant dollars to assist schools incorporating the National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) during the 2012-13 school year.

Initial funding was set aside for 10 grants at $1,000 each per calendar year. Due to the growing popularity of the fly-fishing curriculum with students, parents and teachers, an additional $4,000 has been allocated to fund classrooms in 2012. Schools adding NFSP into their learning activities are also eligible to coordinate TWRA school-sponsored Free-Fishing Days on local lakes, ponds or streams.

Grant applications are available online at the TWRA website.  For questions concerning the grants or NFSP in Tennessee contact Don Crawford at (615) ­­­­­­­­­781-6542 or by email at Don.Crawford@tn.gov.

Additional information is also available on the NFSP website: www.flyfishinginschools.org.

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