Are you looking for a way to get involved in teaching others about fishing and conservation?

        • Read through the events listed below
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        • We send out 3 event announcements and reminders to the membership base
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Current Volunteer Oppurtunities

    • 06/15/2019
    • 08/10/2019
    • Southwest Metro
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    Dear Wam Members,

    If you are from the southwest metro area, please consider partnering with us for one or more of these events.  We provide loaner equipment, bait and instruction to everyone who shows up.  All events are approximately 4 hours long with setup at 9AM and teardown between 1 & 2PM.  If a couple of your members would be able to show up, with any placards, posters pamphlets etc. at an event, we would publicize that both ahead of time and after the fact in local media.


    • We realize that WAM's tournament is the first Saturday of June every year, some cannot participate in the Family Fishing Academy directly. 
    • If there are members not going to the tournament, we would welcome them at our event! 
    • We will once again have a stack of your brochures at one of the tables for adults.  
    • We are happy to include any photos, placards etc. you wish to loan us as well.\
    • In the afternoon is free family fishing at the Fireman’s Pond next to the Event Center.  
    • Part of the DNR FIN program, we partner with the DNR to provide all equipment, bait and instruction for anyone to try fishing in the pond,  
    • The pond is teeming with sunfish and also has some largemouth bass and even a northern or two.  Nobody ever gets skunked.
    • We try to get adults as well as youngsters to participate.  
    • To help encourage adults to join in, fishing licenses are NOT required during the event.

    2019 FAMILY FISHING DAYS

    (shore fishing at three locations in Carver County)

    • June 15th at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park - Chanhassen
    • June 29th at Lake Ann Park – Chanhassen
    • August 10th at Riverpointe Pond - Watertown

    REVIEW OF 2018 Chaska Area Fishing With Friends “Take A Kid Fishing” clinic:

    • It was the largest to date with 61 youngsters ages 6 to 12 participating and receiving their free rod, reel and swag bag.  
    • As always, every young participant also was able to sign up for a fishing outing on our pontoon on Lake Minnetonka – we gave 8 dedicated trips for them (we can handle a maximum of 10 young quests per trip).
    • It was the second time the Carver County Library joined with our volunteers to offer an activities and story corner for younger children.  
    • They were engaged and entertained for the whole morning.
    • For the first time we also had exhibits and discussions for adults concurrent with the youngster’s program.  We were amazed at the response – our volunteers were busy the whole morning leading discussions, answering questions and giving demonstrations to parents who had brought their children to the clinic. 
    • Of course there is always milk, juice, coffee and treats for all too.

      See the following pictures of the days events!

      Another new innovation for 2018 was the boat rental discount coupon. 

      The operator of the marina we use was pleased to allow us to give one of these coupons to each participant.

      WAM  brochures were prominently displayed at one of the tables for parents


      Adults conversing and learning at Adult Skills table


      The MN DNR has participated for several years.  They gave a general welcome, 

      followed by lively discussion of fishing adventures.

      Always a fun time, the presentation on baits and lures by the owner of local outdoor sports store draws rapt attention. 


      He also sets up a table with examples of fishing equipment, lures and especially live bait. There always are a number of kids who want to handle the bait, and he tells us that every yeara number of leeches “disappear” during the clinic. 

      Doubt those leeches are appreciated when they show up in a pants pocket or the laundry.


      A feature of every clinic are what we call “skill tables.” 

      The participants are split into smaller groups who then circulate. Each group spends about 15 minutes at each table, watching, touching and learning.  Here is photo at the fish identification table and another learning knot tying by doing.


      • 07/20/2019
      • National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington
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      Hello Women Anglers of MN members,

      I wanted to reach out to you to see if you would be available/interested in joining L.L.Bean and the FWS for a learn to fish all day event at the National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington on July 20 this summer.

      If you are able to we would love to have a 30 minute guest speaker presentation on your organization at the refuge in the morning and space for a table with some fishing instructors in the afternoon by the Bass Ponds. I was connected with you through my contact at Girl Scouts River Valleys who I am also working with on this event and I would love to get you involved. We will also be tying this in with Hispanic Conservation week.

      I hope you join us!

      Sincerely,

      Grant Fleetwood

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      • 08/25/2019
      • Alexandria, Minnesota
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      WAM will have a booth at this great event! 1000's of kids come through! Please join us in making this a success! 

      Letter from Organizer: 

      Dear WAM Members,

      I represent Youth Outdoor Activity Day which occurs on August 25th this year.This event has grown immensely over the 5 years we have had it. After reading about your organization, I think this might be a great way for you to interact with women who want to get into fishing but lack the opportunities and abilities to know how to do it. 

      Some key points about our event:

      • The event is completely free in every way.  
      • 2018 we had 2,212 kids (over 3,500 total) attend the event that featured over 45 different hands-on activities.  
      • We are trying to get more families involved (particularly moms!) and have a couple of different things to encourage adult participation with their kids.  
      • Our YouTube Video
      • Attached is a presentation about the event 

      Sincerely,

      Dean Krebs, P.E. | Senior Consultant | USA
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        • 09/01/2019
        • 05/31/2020
        • Eden Prairie
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        Dear Wam Members,

        Four years ago I started a wilderness program with my kindergarten class called, “Wilderness Wednesdays.” For the entire day on Wednesdays I take two classrooms of students outside in our school forest/creek area and teach them science, math, and language arts standards along with nature education.  

        I’ve been able to connect with a lot of great organizations to bring experts out to the forest with us: MN Tracking Club, our local Watershed District, MN Tracker’s Association, Keystone Elk Country Alliance to name a few.  One of the big areas that I’m missing is fishing.  As an avid angler – I want these kids involved in fishing.

        My hope is that some of you would consider coming to our school to work with the children and help me get them interested in fishing by teaching them what they need to know.  


        Thank you,

        Jen Heyer

        Kindergarten Teacher

        Cedar Ridge Elementary School

        8905 Braxton Drive

        Eden Prairie, MN 55347

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        • 09/28/2019
        • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka MN
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        Date- September 28, 2019

        Location- 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka MN

        Time- 10am-1pm

        We need a minimum of 2 volunteers to provide a fun activity for children teaching them about angling and to share information with parents about your organization and how to encourage their children to get out and enjoy the great outdoors by angling.

         

        The purpose of our event is to educate families about the great outdoors and their families place in it. We have over 30 event partners every year join us to encourage learning through activity and showing how easy it is to “Get Out and Grow” 

        Every year we have over 1000 children and families attend our completely free event to learn about the great outdoors and their families place in it. We encourage learning thought activity and have a variety of partners join us to provide fun activities that encourage children and their families getting out and growing in the great outdoors.


        We are hoping Women Anglers of MN would be interested in coming out and participating in our event. We have had other for profit fishing organizations come out in the past and are making an effort to include organizations that align more closely with our own mission and think you all may be a great fit. Participating in the event is free  and you are able to share information with guests about your organization.


        We only ask that you provide a fun interactive activity for children which has included in the past bringing out a boat that children can touch, see and feel, or short casting lessons, or could include making your own lure or fishing pole etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you think this may be something that your organization is interested in.

        We look forward to the possibility of you joining us.  


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