Promoting and increasing outdoor recreation is one of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s core values and missions. A major way DEM accomplishes this is by offering classes, programs, and experiences to connect Rhode Islanders to the great outdoors. The agency has announced its fall schedule.
Staff of the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education Program, Hunter Education Program, and Wildlife Outreach and Volunteer Program have planned a curriculum with ample opportunities to learn about local fish, game, and wildlife resources, try out a new outdoor skill, or to make new friends while participating in outdoor activities. Below you will find a few courses that might be of interest to our readers, for a full lineup of courses, costs and dates visit www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife/.
Surfcasting: The Basics (Families with children 10 and older)
Learn the basics of fishing the surf! The course runs for three hours and will train you in the finer points of having a successful day fishing the beach. Instructors will help you learn to cast and cover all the equipment needed to begin surfcasting. Space is limited and registration is required.
Date: September 22
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Scarborough State Beach
Registration: Space is limited. Registration required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Fall Fly Tying Series (Families with children 8 and older)
Join us for another season of fly tying classes! Fly tying instructors from United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Rhody Fly Rodders, and Trout Unlimited will be there to guide both beginning and intermediate fly tyers in the art of fly tying. Participants can choose to tie either saltwater or freshwater flies each class.
Dates: Monday evenings from November 1 to December 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: North Kingstown Community Center
Registration: Walk-ins are welcome; however, pre-registration is preferred. For more information, contact Kimberly Sullivan at email@example.com.
Cost: Fee is $5/person per class or participants can pre-register for all six classes at $25.