In these fishing based programs, students will expect to be on the water most of the day learning the skill of fishing along with the incorporation of academic content areas. Depending on the age of the students and desired learning outcomes, the content will vary and multiple trips may be required to cover multiple topics.
The fly fishing program could include:
Through this science-based fly fishing activity, your child will learn about river ecosystems including food chains and food webs. They will also learn about animal studies including anatomy, animal behavior, and entomology. Additionally, they will learn about measuring and scientific inquiry. (Based on students' age and grade level they may also learn about chemistry, properties of matter, genetics, reproduction, and meteorology.)
Through this math based fly fishing activity, your child will learn about measurements and geometry including but not limited to surface area and volume, percentages, algebra, and charting. Based on the student's grade level and individual needs, they will also learn basic concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
Through this social studies based fly fishing activity, your child will learn about human activities and impacts, including water rights around the world. They will also learn about maps and measurements, Colorado history, river conservation, and indigenous peoples’ culture.
Through this English based fly fishing activity, your child will learn about creative writing, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. They also will learn about point of view in writing and literature, public speaking, literature about the outdoors, and journaling.
Through this art based fly fishing activity, your child will learn about different forms of visual arts including but not limited to collaging, watercolor, fly tying, and drawing. They will also learn about different forms of performing arts.