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Hooked On Fishing – Not On Drugs® Comes to Alabama
March 29, 2004
Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs® has come to
All HOFNOD programs contain three elements: fishing skills, aquatic ecology/conservation and drug prevention. Teaching fishing allows students to have a series of small successes that encourage the development of self-esteem. Aquatic ecology teaches students that they are a part of something larger, and that they can have a positive impact on their environment. The drug prevention part of the program helps students make healthy life choices and gives them a positive outlet. Certified instructors enjoyed hands-on activities and were given a number of materials they could use in the classroom and on the water.
Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs® is a hands-on, outdoor education program which uses recreational fishing as an instructional tool. HOFNOD encourages young people to make responsible and knowledgeable choices concerning their environment and lifestyle. HOFNOD is a curriculum-based program with supporting structured activities that are delivered by trained instructors. Augmented by family and community involvement, HOFNOD emphasizes the positive role of mentors. “The HOFNOD mission meshes nicely with the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division’s mission to manage, protect, conserve, and enhance the wildlife and aquatic resources of
Youth leaders who would like to be notified of the next free HOFNOD training should telephone Doug Darr at 334-242-3884 or email him at email@example.com.