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Aquatic Resource Education (ARE)
Current Events


March - August 2017

Fly TyingRIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife is continuing the fly fishing community outreach program this year with many FREE fly tying and fly fishing programs in various libraries throughout the State. Participants will make their own flies with tools and materials provided by the State. Participants will also have the opportunity to fly fish with the flies they have made. Participants are encouraged to use their own gear; however, fly rods will be available. No fishing license is needed to participate in this program. Click below to find upcoming dates and times for a program near you.

Contact 401-539-0019 or to register for a program or for further information.


August 11; August 22; September 9

The RI DEM's Aquatic Resource Education program invites you to 'Come Clam with Me'! Learn how to dig for clams, the equipment you need, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island in the quahogging industry for so long. Sponsored by Rhode Island Fish and Wildlife, long time quahogger Jody King will be introducing people of all ages to the ins and outs of recreational clamming. This event is FREE but registration is required and space is limited**. For questions, please contact Kimberly Sullivan at


August 18

Join RI DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education Program, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, and Trout Unlimited to create your own freshwater bass popper fly. All equipment and materials are included. This workshop is FREE and open to the public but registration is required. Program participants will be invited to a freE fishing day in Carolina RI to try out their new bass popper fly on August 27, 2017. To register contact Scott Travers at or 401-539-0016.


Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E) Program for Children and Adults

Rev. 8/14/17

Wildlife Management & Hunter Ed
Great Swamp Headquarters
277 Great Neck Rd., West Kingston 02892
Phone: (401) 789-0281

Education Center
1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter 02822
Phone: (401) 539-0019