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Outdoor Education Programs
Outdoor Education Programs
Dinwiddie County Parks, Recreation & Tourism works with a variety of agencies such as the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VA DGIF) to offer outdoor education programs.  These programs include; boater safety education, hunter education, and Family Fun Fishing Days.
To register for the programs click on the link(s) provided below. 

Virginia Boater Safety Education Classroom Course - This course is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th grade reading level.

 This course will enable you to become a safe boater who:
  • boats safely
  • respects other boaters
  • obeys the law
  • understands boating laws
 Topics covered include:                        
  • boating operations
  • safe boating practices
  • navigation signs
  • boating responsibilities

Boater Safety Class Schedule
     Date:  Saturday, May 20th 2017 / Click to Register
     Time:  9:00am - 5:00pm
     Cost:  Free and Open to the Public
     Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center - 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. N. Dinwiddie, VA 23803

2017 Kids Fishing Days - Kids 12 & under, Casting demonstration and class, loaner rods/reels available. Lunch will be provided at no cost by Cabela’s

     Date:  Saturday, June 17th / Click for Details
     Time:  7:00am - Noon
     Cost:  Free and Open to the Public / For lunch please RSVP by June 15th
     Location:  Lake Chesdin Boat Landing

     Date:  Saturday, July 7th 
     Time:  7:00am - Noon 
     Cost:  Free and Open to the Public / For lunch please RSVP by July 6th
     Location:  Lake Chesdin Boat Landing

Hunter Education Course - Option 1: Virginia Hunter Education Course for All Ages “Self-Study + Class”

     Date:  Saturday, August 19th / Click for Details
     Time:  9:00am - 3:00pm
     Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center - 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. N. Dinwiddie, VA 23803

Notice: Virginia hunter education self study plus classroom course requires students to complete self-study material prior to class time. Beginning January 1, 2016, all students will submit the self study chapter review exercises to the classroom instructor at the beginning of the class. Some questions on the final test will be covered only in the self-study material. Choose a self-study option below:

  • Pick up and study a free student manual at any regional DGIF office.
  • Purchase and study a student manual. Call 1-800-830-2268. Price is $10.95 plus $5.00 shipping.
  • Download a Free Self-study Student Manual (PDF)


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