YOUTH EDUCATION REPORT

by Greg Kucharewshi

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association March 1998 Newsletter)

Aquatic Education Workshops

Students Learn about Aquaculture Systems

Jersey Coast Anglers Association, 1997 Youth Education Award

YOUTH FISHING ACTIVITY BULLETIN BOARD


Aquatic Education Workshops

Please keep in mind the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife will be conducting free Project Aquatic Wild workshops for educators. To learn more about how to register for a worthwhile learning experience, please phone Larry Sarner, NJ F,G&W, - 609/748-2031.

Students Learn about Aquaculture Systems

The students at Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Jackson, NJ have added a new saltwater aquarium to their already existing aquaculture system. The new saltwater aquarium was installed in the main office of the school. It was mentioned by educators at the school that students have experienced a calming effect and the faculty have noted a lot of student interest. Students at the school now stop by the main office to check out the many species of saltwater fish and corals. A favorite coral among the faculty and students is Green Meat coral. The hood and base of the aquarium were constructed by the custom woodworking students. The electrical trades students did the wiring of the lights and transformers. The landscape and greenhouse technology students maintain the unit.

Jersey Coast Anglers Association, 1997 Youth Education Award

The 1997 Youth Education Award will be presented to the Newark Bait & Fly Casters for their promotion of youth fishing and community service over a number of years. The Newark Bait & Fly Casters fishing club has also worked with the disabled community by promoting outdoor activities such as fishing to enhance the quality of life. The Newark Bait & Fly Casters will receive 1997 Youth Education Award during the Jersey Coast Anglers Association’s Sportsman of the Year Award Ceremony.

YOUTH FISHING ACTIVITY BULLETIN BOARD

New Jersey Boat Show, February 19-22, 1998

Raritan Center Exposition and Convention Center, Edison, NJ will host the New Jersey Boat Show and offer a variety of free seminars. A special fishing program for children entitled Take Your Kids Fishing will be held at the New Jersey Boat Show, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., February 21, 1998. It is a fun program for children that lets children touch baits and learn the basic skills to catch fish and crabs.

Special Request

During May a lesson about fishing and aquatic education will be demonstrated in Long Branch, NJ by Dr. Eleanor Bochenek Rutgers Cooperative Extension NJ Sea Grant Marine Agent and the Jersey Coast Anglers Association's, Youth Education Committee.

Pequest Open House

Check out Pequest Trout Hatchery. It’s a great outingfor the whole family and there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center, 605 Pequest Rd., Oxford, NJ 07863-9748.material write or call the JCAA Office and direct it to the Youth Education Committee.

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