On Thursday, January 16, from 5:30 - 8 p.m., the University of Minnesota Crookston will host a fly fishing workshop. This workshop is free, however pre-registration is recommended given that space is limited. This workshop is open to the public, ages 12 and up. The workshop will take place in UMN Crookston’s Wellness Center. Click on the following link to register: https://www.umcr3outdoors.com/event-details/fly-fishing-for-beginners-1

The workshop will delve into the fundamentals of fly fishing as well as giving participants a chance to make their own fly to take home and learn to cast.

The University of Minnesota Crookston received approximately thirty-thousand dollars in grant money from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for angler and hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) training. This workshop aims to address concerns over declines in hunting and angling participation. UMN Crookston’s Outreach and Engagement will partner with the Crookston Gun Club and the UMN Crookston Trap Shooting Club to recruit, deliver and educate audiences in northwest Minnesota. To learn more, contact Michelle Christopherson mchristo@umn.edu or 218.281.8369. https://www.umcr3outdoors.com/

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at umcrookston.edu 

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at system.umn.edu

Story Contact: Shawn Smith