This is Passport to Texas. Whether you’re an avid angler or someone
who enjoys working with kids, becoming a Volunteer Angler Education Instructor is fun and rewarding. [Instructor] Excellent. [Ann Miller] 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
Anglers who become instructors get to share their love of fishing with kids, as well teach
them how to fish responsibly. [Ann Miller]
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. [Narrator]
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. [Ann Miller]
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. [Narrator]
Learn how you can become a junior angler instructor by visiting our website.
That’s our show. We receive support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program
funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuel.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.