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Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Events

Free Community 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.

Cross Mills Library, Charlestown March 15, 22, 29 (Fishing date: 6/10/18)
Middletown Public Library April 30, May 7, June 4 (Fishing date: 6/10/18)
Portsmouth Free Public Library May 3, 10, 17 (Fishing date: 6/10/18)
Brownell Public Library, Little Compton May 9, 23, 30 (Fishing date: 6/10/18) Library May 3, 10, 17 (Fishing date: 6/10/18)
Glocester Manton Public Library June 5, 12, 19 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
Coventry Public Library July 17, 24, 31 (Fishing date: 8/5/18)
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)
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 Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov.
 
Fly Fishing Event
Trout Unlimited, United Fly Tyers and RIDEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program are sponsoring their annual Kid’s Day at Addieville East Farm. Fly fishing instructors from all over the state will be present to teach children ages 8 and older how to fly fish in a hands-on, safe and comfortable environment. The program will focus on equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and safety. Lunch and equipment will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. A parent or guardian adult must be present at all times.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018; 9am to 3pm
Where: Addieville East Farm, Mapleville, RI Questions? Contact Jessica Pena at Jessica.Pena@dem.ri.gov.
 
Local Fish Cooking Class
Fly FishingPlease join DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education for an informative, entertaining, and tasty lesson on preparing local fish and seafood taught by professional Chef-Instructor Andy Lussier of Culinary Connections and Addieville East Farm. Learn tips and techniquest that will help you take your catch to the table and make meals you'll be proud to serve family and friends. Limited space available.

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Cost: $30.00 per person
CLASS FULL

View the flyer for full details and registration information
Questions? Contact Jessica Pena at Jessica.Pena@dem.ri.gov.
 
Fly Tying Workshop
DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education & the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service invites participants aged 10 and up to observe one of nature’s fascinating spring rituals. Witness thousands of cinder worms as they wiggle their way to the surface performing their spring mating dance. Quietly wade the protected coves of Ninigret Pond on a warm spring evening. See the beauty of a sunset over tranquil water. Now listen to the sound of silence as it is interrupted by dozens of surface feeding stripers. Finally, fish for those stripers using the tiny cinder worm flies you tied yourself.
No experience is necessary, and no fishing license is required to participate in this program. Equipment will be provided (other than waders) or you may bring your own. Limited space available; Registration is required.

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Fly Tying
When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Fly Tying
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2018 - Fishing from Shore
CLASS FULL
Questions? Contact Scott Travers at Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov.
 
Fly Fishing Event
Fly FishingFishing season is here! And it is the perfect time to learn how to fly fish. Join us for a 6-hour workshop to learn about fly fishing equipment needs, fly tying, fly casting and inform you about the best fishing areas across Rhode Island. Families with children 10 and older are welcome. Lunch and equipment will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required. Fee: $15.00. For more information and to register, please call 401-539-0019 or email Kimberly.Sullivan@dem.ri.gov. Registration is required.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018; 9am-3pm

Questions? Contact Kim Sullivan at Kimberly.Sullivan@dem.ri.gov.
 
Free Community Program
Fly FishingFly fishing instructors from Rhode Island and Massachusetts will be present to teach women how to fly fish in a hands-on, safe and non-competitive environment. This fun program will focus on equipment needs, fly-tying, and fly-casting. Participants will then fish a stocked pond to try out their new skills.

This FREE program is sponsored by Trout Unlimited Chapters, The Wood River Fly Fishing Association, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, and RIDEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program. Limited space available; Registration is required.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018; 9am-3pm
Registration begins May 1

View the flyer for full details and registration information
Questions? Contact Jessica Pena at Jessica.Pena@dem.ri.gov.

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

Rev. 4/16/18

Contact
Wildlife Management & Hunter Ed
Great Swamp Headquarters
277 Great Neck Rd., West Kingston 02892
Phone: (401) 789-0281
DEM.DFW@dem.ri.gov

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


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