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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 401-539-0019.

Lafayette Trout Hatchery Open House
Thursday, April 23, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm
424 Hatchery Road - North Kingstown, RI

Do you need something to do with your children or grandchildren for April vacation? Come down to North Kingstown and visit the Lafayette Trout Hatchery, 424 Hatchery Road. All ages are welcome to tour the hatchery, learn about the fish culture in Rhode Island, feed the fish and participate in an arts and crafts project. The cost is free to the public.

Project WILD, WILD Aquatic, & Growing Up Wild Teacher Training
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Providence Parks – Providence, RI

Hosted by RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education program and the Providence Parks Academy, this 6 hour FREE workshop trains teachers in Project WILD's nationally acclaimed environmental education curriculum. Learn about environmental education activities that can be easily integrated into your school, scout, or camp curricula. Participants will receive the three guides with activities that serve students from pre-K to grade 12. To register for this free workshop, please visit For more information contact at or 401-539-0019.

Introduction to Freshwater Fly Fishing
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Addieville East Farm - Mapleville, RI

Spring is finally here and that means it is time for trout fishing! It is also a great time to learn how to fly fish. Join us for a 6-hour workshop which focuses on equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and fishing in some of Rhode Island's premier fishing areas. Families with children 10 and older are welcome and all equipment is provided. So bring a lunch and join us for a great day of fishing! Space is limited and registration is required. Fee is $15.00/person. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email

Women's Fly Fishing
Saturday, June 27, 2015
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Carolina Trout Hatchery - Carolina, RI

The Wood River Fly Fishing, Narragansett Trout Unlimited, and RIDEM's Aquatic Resource Education program are sponsoring their first ever women-only fly fishing workshop. Fly fishing instructors from all over the state will be present to teach women how to fly fish in a hands-on, safe and non-competitive environment. The program will focus on equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and fishing areas across Rhode Island. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email at

In addition to these activites, the ARE program offers group fishing training opportunities at the ARE training pond located in Richmond, RI. The pond allows school, scout, senior and youth groups a chance to learn to fish in a safe, wheelchair accessible area. Bait, rods, tackle, and training are provided. Reservations are required and must be made through Kimberly Sullivan. For more information or to reserve the training facilities for your group, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0037 or

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