The Antique Boat Museum is proud to announce a new addition to its free educational offerings this summer in collaboration with the Future Fisherman Foundation, a two-day program called Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs. The mission of the Future Fisherman Foundation is to unite the sportfishing industry, a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs uses the development of angling skills as a gateway to teach adolescents about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to deal with the challenges facing them in their young lives. Beyond fishing, topics covered include fish biology, human environmental impact and life skills. Local fishing guide Tom Gillette of Classic Charters will instruct students ages 12-17 over the course of two mornings and will conclude the program with a traditional 1000 Islands Shore Dinner. This program is offered free of charge and students will leave class with the equipment necessary to continue their newfound hobby. ABM and the Future Fisherman Foundation welcome local involvement through the donation of funds and materials needed to inspire the next generation of anglers.
Please complete the ABM Course Registration Form (PDF Format) at home or the ABM Admissions Desk and return to ABM by Monday, August 5. For questions regarding the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs course or any of ABM’s other educational programming, please contact Amanda Dudley, Director of Education at 315.686.4104 x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: August 6-7, 9am-12pm