Discover the inner workings of your local watershed with Trout Unlimited. Girls will visit a local stream and have the opportunity to observe it as scientists, anglers, and artists, to get the complete picture of what their stream could mean to them.
Over the course of multiple sessions, the girls will be observing a stream, sampling macroinvertebrates, fly tying, and fly casting. Each day also gives the girls time to explore the natural area and record their thoughts and observations in their handbooks.
Girls’ hands-on activities are geared toward 11 to 16 year-olds, and include aquatic bug exploration, stream math, fly tying, fly casting, art, and more. No experience is necessary, but a strong interest in watershed conservation, outdoors, and scientific inquiry is encouraged. Girls can earn a patch at the completion of the program. Also, a drawing will be held for a free LL Bean youth fly rod complete with reel and line. Each girl will receive free string back pack with fun stuff inside (such as: sunglasses, chap stick, fish posters, reusable water bottle, fly box for the flies they make).
The cost of the event is $20 per person which will cover food and lodging. Girls will stay in rustic cabins that sleep 6 people each. Girls should bring their own bedding, towels, and personal items. An adult chaprerone is required.
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For questions/inquiries, please contact: Judi Sittler with Trout Unlimited at (814) 861-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.