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Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Events

Community Fly Tying Program
Fly TyingCome in from the cold and prepare for the spring fly fishing season. DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education program invites participants to learn how to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks to then use them at a private fly fishing event. No experience is necessary, and a fishing license is not required to participate in this program. Families with children 10 and older are encouraged to attend. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Attend one or all - A different fly will be made at each class! Registration is required.

Greenville Public Library July 5, 12, 19 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, Harrisville July 7, 16, 23 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
Coventry Public Library July 17, 24, 31 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
Tiverton Public Library July 26, August 2 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department, Diamond Hill Park August 7, 14, 21 (Fishing date: TBD)

For more information and to pre-register, please contact Scott Travers at 401-539-0016 or
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. These workshops are 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 11, 2018.

When: August 1,8 (Fishing Date 8/11/18)
Where: Kettle Pond Visitor Center-50 bend Road Charlestown RI
Contact: Scott Travers or 401-539-0016
Come join the fun and try your skills at tying knots, baiting, casting, and fish painting with RI DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island, Saltwater Edge, and Edward’s Fishing & Tackle. Free snacks and handouts. The first 115 kids receive a mini-tackle box in honor o fthe 115th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System!

When: August 4
Where: Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island
Contact: 401-619-2680 for more information


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

Rev. 7/6/18

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