National Recognition for MT’s “Hooked on Fishing”
HELENA — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ “Hooked on Fishing” program for elementary students has won a prestigious national education award from the American Fisheries Society (AFS).
The statewide education program offers students in the fourth, fifth or sixth grades hour-long classroom components once a month during the academic year to help them develop an awareness and appreciation for Montana fish, aquatic resources and fishing. During the current academic year, the program is in 224 classrooms with more than 5,400 students in Montana, including 36 classrooms with more than 880 students in Billings.
The “2016 Aquatic Education Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration Project of the Year” award was presented to FWP Angler Education Coordinator Dave Hagengruber Dec. 8 at the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting in Helena. http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases/headlines/nr_4299.html