On the Wild Side!
E-Newsletter for the Chesapeake Bay Field Office

 

 
Teacher Albina Joy with Certificate taken by Karen Kelly Mullin courtesy of FWS
Teacher Albina Joy with Certificate taken by Karen Kelly Mullin courtesy of FWS
Fishing in Schools Instrcutor Katie Cole talking to the group taken by Karen Kelly Mullin courtesy of FWS
Fishing in Schools Instrcutor Katie Cole talking to the group taken by Karen Kelly Mullin courtesy of FWS

Cast A Fly, Catch A Student!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office joined up with National Fishing in Schools Program and the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center to bring “Cast A Fly, Catch A Student” Environmental Education Training to Baltimore Harbor, Maryland.

Teachers from nearby Benjamin Franklin High School learned about fish physiology and ecology, as well as the art of fly-fishing. They were schooled about fly-fishing gear and practiced tying knots and casting. By the end of the course all the participants passed a test and received a certificate proving they were ready to teach their students to fly fish. The teachers will work collaboratively with partners to deliver fly-fishing field trips at Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center.

Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center is part of a larger effort by the Maryland Port Authority and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create an urban refuge, restoring wildlife habitat at Masonville Cove and bringing environmental education to the surrounding communities.

For more information contact:
Karen Kelly-Mullin
410/271-2481
karen.willowoak@gmail.gov

 

 

 

Last updated: July 26, 2013