The first of two Fishing Camps was held at Discovery World, a Science and Technology Center non-profit during the week of June 13-17, 2016. Twenty boys and girls in Grades 3-5 attended. The summer camp was called Fish, Fish, Fish! ® Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lakeshore State Park staff taught the campers how to cast and go fishing. The Future Angler Foundation provided each angler with their own rod and reel combo to take home at the end of the week. FAF Executive Director Nick Schmal, NPAA #123, was thrilled to see the happy faces of the young anglers with new equipment.
The campers learned how to become ichthyologists by getting up close and personal with incredible fish in Discovery World’s Reiman Aquarium. They also explored how the Aquarium runs, investigated aquatic invasive species, and set various types of traps in Lake Michigan. Campers even learned how to build a terrarium to take home. The next Fish, Fish, Fish! Summer Camp at discovery World is set for the week of July 18-22, 2016.
Discovery World provides fun and educational experiences through interactive exhibits and educational programs for families and students in Milwaukee, the region, and the state of Wisconsin. They generate excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and careers in the minds of children, even before they head to high school and beyond.