Women's Fishing Clinic
Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Women's Fishing Clinic
This page is for information only. Space is limited to 20 participants. All participants must pre-register for the event by contacting Jennifer Saranzak at 352-543-9219 X 216 or Jennifer.Saranzak@MyFWC.com.
Teaching women a lifelong hobby and appreciation for our marine environment, as well as providing a fun, laid-back learning atmosphere are the goals for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinics.
This clinic enables women to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, basic saltwater angling skills and safety. Clinics strive toward several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching women about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants a positive fishing experience.
The program will start out in the classroom with some hands on activities and continue at the fishing pier at Weedon Island Preserve as time allows. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait will be provided during the program, but participants are welcome to bring their own fishing poles.
This is a Catch and Release event. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a recreational saltwater fishing license. Fishing equipment is loaned during the clinic but you may bring your own gear.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.