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Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Events

Free Community Program
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.

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
Local Fish Cooking Class
Please 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

View the flyer for full details and registration information
Questions? Contact Jessica Pena at
Free Community Program
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

View the flyer for full details and information
Questions? Contact Scott Travers at


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

Rev. 12/22/17

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