Division of Fish and Wildlife: Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs Training

6:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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When: September 15-17, 2017

Where: Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education - 7th Street and Navajo Drive - Waretown, NJ 08758

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 of 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 $35 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 Lighthouse Center to:

Liz Jackson, HOFNOD Coordinator
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Attn: Sept. 15 

Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health

Last Updated: 08/29/17