Michigan State University

ANR Week

March 3-10, 2018

Learn to get kids hooked on fishing at the Project FISH workshop

posted on February 2, 2015 12:23pm

Project FISH will host a two-day program, “Place Based Learning Through Sportsfishing and Our Aquatic Resources” and an “Introduction to Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” on March 10 and 11 of ANR Week in the Natural Resources Building on the campus of Michigan State University. This workshop, designed with teachers, educators and volunteers in mind, is based on the Project FISH philosophy of hands-on, multiple-contact sportsfishing and aquatic resource education. Participants will learn about the fine art of fishing and the importance of caring for Michigan’s vital aquatic resources along the Grand River watershed. The workshop includes activities in aquatic ecology, tackle crafting, people and fish management as well as actual angling skills. Participants will leave with curriculum activities, equipment, even a fishing rod and reel, as well as access to supplies and resources to begin a successful fishing program or club with children in the classroom or in an after-school setting.

This workshop will help create community partnerships with Michigan State University Extension, Michigan 4-H Youth Development, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, schools in the Mid-Michigan area and community service organizations, as well as many others to educate young people about our natural resources through fishing. The workshop is partially funded through grants and donors to Project FISH.

To find out program information and to register, visit http://www.projectfish.org/main_events.html.