The Space Coast area will be hosting 5 of 13 different Hook Kids on Fishing events on Earth Day, 2012. In partnership with other like-minded organizations, the Anglers for Conservation is coordinating a series of Fish Earth Day events using the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing program, in celebration of Earth Day.
These events are a great way to celebrate Earth Day by bringing families together. The events will feature fishing tips and techniques for kids and learning about our planet Earth.
Registration is REQUIRED for each event. The Hook Kids on Fishing programs will take place at the below listed locations. A complete list of all 13 state-wide locations can be viewed at http://www.anglersforconservation.org
Merritt Island – Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9-11am
Location: Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road
Register by calling Brevard County Parks and Recreation at (321) 455-1385.
Oak Hill – Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9-11am
Location: Inland Ocean, 860 South U.S. Highway #1, Oak Hill, Florida 32759
Registration is mandatory to attend by emailing Reservations@InlandOcean.net.
Palm Bay – Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9-11am,
Location: The Lagoon House, 3275 Dixie Hwy NE
Register by calling the Palm Bay Community Center at (321) 952-3443.
Satellite Beach – Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9-11am,
Location: East of City of Satellite Beach Skate Park, 750 Jamaica Blvd.
Register by calling the Satellite Beach Rec Department at (321) 773-6458.
Titusville – Sunday, April 15, 2012 from Noon-5:00pm,
Location: Sand Point Park, 10 East Max Brewer Causeway
Register by calling the Titusville’s Ace Hardware at (321) 267-1030.
Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their parents (a guardian must attend). The first 80 kids registered will receive a free rod and reel at each location.
The Hook Kids on Fishing program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and conservation; and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers. Parents and kids bring your smiles, positive attitudes and patience along with you! Volunteers are needed.
Additional community sponsors include, Fish Florida Foundation, Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA), Aylesworth’s Fish & Bait and Pure Ocean Productions.
The Hook Kids on Fishing program is a product of the Anglers for Conservation (AFC), a non-profit-501-C3, whose mission is to create a new generation of marine stewards using community-based angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation science.
Volunteers are needed and sponsorships are available. For more information contact Rodney Smith at email@example.com; phone, (321) 750-3374; or visit the website, www.anglersforconservation.org.
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