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Citizen Scientist Project begins with Youth Fishing Clinic, Apr. 7

Join Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension as its helps begin the Key Biscayne Citizen Scientist Project with a Youth Fishing Clinic on Sunday, Apr. 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Bill Baggs State Park, 1200 S. Crandon Blvd.

The Youth Fishing Clinic is designed to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about Florida’s marine ecosystems. Kids will learn about the animals that live in our marine environment, how to tie a knot and bait a hook, fishing regulations, proper casting and release techniques. Most importantly, this event will serve as a way for the community to learn more about becoming a Citizen Scientist.

Following the clinic, your child will be provided a pole and bait and will be able to fish from the shore. Adult supervision is required. Clinic is open to all children age 6 and older. Participants will have free entry into the park.

Space is limited, so if you want your child to attend the clinic, RSVP at www.fishingclinic.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Sea Grant Extension office at 305-421- 4017.