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Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E.) Current Events

Fly Tying Classes
March through July 2017
RIDEM 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 dates and times for a program near you. Contact 401-539-0019 or to register for a program or for further information.

Middletown Public Library 6-8 pm Mondays starting on 3/20/2017
Brownell Public Library (Little Compton) 6-8 pm Wednesdays starting on 3/22/2017
Portsmouth Free Public Library 6:30-8 pm Thursdays starting on 3/23/2017
Jesse M Smith Memorial Library (Burrillville) 6-8 pm Mondays starting on 5/8/2017
Coventry Public Library 6-8 pm Mondays starting on 6/12/2017
Glocester Manton Free Public Library 6-8 pm Tuesdays starting on 6/13/2017
Greenville Public Library 6-8 pm Wednesdays starting on 6/14/2017

Local Fish Cooking Class
March 26, 2016
Starts promptly at 12 Noon
You love to fish but what do you do with a fish once you catch it? Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education Program has partnered with Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections in offering a cooking class featuring fish and shellfish that were caught locally in Rhode Island. Participants will learn tips and techniques that will help them take fish from the lake to the table and make meals they'll be proud to serve family and friends. Topics will include handling and preparing local fish, storage, and cooking techniques. Registration is required and seating is limited. For more information, contact Jessica Pena at 401-530-0019 or Class Fee: $30.00/person.


Rev. 2/14/17

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