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Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E.) Current Events
For more information and registration details about the following programs, please contact
Kimberly Sullivan at or 401-539-0037.

Project WET and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Teacher Training
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Prudence Island, Narragansett Bay National Estuary Research Reserve

Want to teach your students or scout groups about water and wetlands all while staying within your Core Curricula and NGSS guidelines? Project WET and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands are globally recognized multi-disciplinary curricula that share the wonders of nature and water all while easily integrating into your curriculum needs. Narragansett Bay National Estuary Research Reserve has announced its plans to train teachers in Project WET and WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands this October on Prudence Island! Not only will you get the latest edition of the Project WET 2.0 guide and WOW curriculum for free, you will get to be trained on one of the prettiest islands in Rhode Island. Training and materials are FREE (you will have to pay the roundtrip ferry fee of $7)! Space is limited and REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information and registration, please contact Maureen Dewire to reserve your spot today at 401-683-1478 or Deadline for registration: October 1, 2014.

Introduction to Saltwater Fly Fishing
Saturday, October 25, 2014
USFWS Kettle Pond Visitors Center – Charlestown, RI

Fall is here and it is a great time to fish for the striped bass and bluefish heading out of the Bay! It is also a great time to learn how to fly fish for these renowned fish. Join us for a six-hour workshop which focuses on equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and fishing in some of Rhode Island’s premier fishing areas. All materials and equipment are provided. Bring a lunch, a pair of waders and join us for a day long fishing adventure. Fee is $25.00/ person. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email

Annual Fall Fly Tying 2014
Monday Evenings from 7 - 9 PM; November 17, 24, & December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014
North Kingstown Community Center - North Kingstown, RI

As the weather gets colder, it is time to begin preparing for the spring fishing season. And what better way to do that than to begin tying your flies! For six consecutive weeks, fly tying instructors from various fishing clubs across RI come together to teach how to tie both freshwater and saltwater flies on Monday evenings. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate fly tyer, these evening classes are for you. All materials and supplies are provided. Families with children 10 and older are welcome. Walk-in or pre-register with a special rate! Fee is $5.00 per person per evening or pre-register for all classes at a special rate of $25.00 (1 free class). For more information, please contact call 401-539-0019 or email

For General Information 222-6800 • After Hours Emergencies 222-3070 • Disclaimer
rev. 10/3/14