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Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Team Leader Training In October


September 19, 2017

Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Team Leader Training Workshopr
October 6-8, 2017
Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a 2-day Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation, and aquatic education program. HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing, learning about their local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. The program is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations.

Participants in this training will be responsible for delivering the program to youth from beginning to end over the course of 22 or more sessions. Organizations that participate in the program are eligible to receive additional professional development in conservation education and angling skills and in-kind support for program materials and supplies including subsidized educational field trips. Supplemental training can be requested for content like fly tying and kayaking.

There is a $40 non-refundable fee to hold your space and to off-set training costs.

To register, complete the online form, print and return with your check made payable to B.E.A.R. to:

Liz Jackson, HOFNOD Coordinator
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Attn: Oct. 6-8

Your participation includes: Saturday & Sunday lunch, snacks and all workshop activities and materials. Please bring a water bottle and/or coffee cup; a camera; weather-appropriate clothing and muck shoes or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet. Please dress for the weather as some activities will be outside.

Once your registration is received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This is a rain or shine training and registration is required.

Workshop Schedule
   Arrive Friday evening, October 6. Check-in 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
   Course: Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. to about 8:00 p.m.
   Course: Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m.

To learn about HOFNOD, visit the HOFNOD In New Jersey page.

If you have questions contact Liz Jackson, program coordinator, at 908-637-4125 x122 or by e-mail at

HOFNOD Training Registration Form (pdf, 65kb)

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