by Michael Kurre, Mentor Coordinator
You say you’ve got the itch to fish and you need to scratch. Whether that itch is to provide ice or open water fishing expertise in: safety, education, where to go, looking for some experts or how to build your own jiggle stick (or for that matter, what is a jiggle stick?) for your students or personally; we can help soothe that irritation.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of developing a Certified Outdoors Mentors list of experienced anglers and outdoors people around the state in many disciplines of the outdoors adventure including ice fishing. These veterans of the out-of-doors are willing to help in the classroom as well as assisting with hands-on activities on the ice or in the field. For safety reasons these Outdoor Mentors have had a State of Minnesota background check and many have attended the recently developed Outdoors Mentor Training course. The program covers expectations of mentors and students, child safety, do’s & don’ts and where to engage in additional outdoors educations, skills and actual hands-on experiences.
Email Michael Kurre if you are interested in a monthly update of activities that are happening in the outdoors across the state like the following:
And you can always "drop me a line" to help you find area experts in outdoor recreational activities to help you in the classroom.