Teaching people about stewardship by teaching them to fish is the idea behind the MinnAqua program. MinnAqua is a statewide education program designed to teach angling recreation and stewardship as well as the ecology and conservation of aquatic habitats. Since its inception in 1990, MinnAqua has reached thousands of new anglers throughout Minnesota. Whether you are involved with a large community recreation program or you are a smaller group and would like to take some kids fishing, MinnAqua can meet your needs.
Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesotans have a unique opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy aquatic habitats. There are over 5400 game fish lakes in Minnesota and 15,000 miles of fishable streams and rivers. Fishing is a recreational sport that can become a life-long activity connecting participants with their local environment, encouraging stewardship and appreciation of Minnesota's natural resources.
Any group can schedule a program. They are great for youth groups like scouts and 4-H. Parent/child groups, women, seniors, new immigrants, and people with disabilities can all enjoy the opportunities for fun and connecting with nature that fishing provides. Our goal is to provide a fun, active, "hands-on" experience with fishing to get participants excited about learning about and being involved with their local aquatic ecosystems!
Visit the MinnAqua website for contact information. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/minnaqua/index.html