Always wanted to learn to fish? Curious about local fish species? Need more information about fishing regulations, or preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species? The wait is over! Stop by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for a day of festivities aiming to provide safe and barrier-free opportunities to engage youth (primarily K-5th graders) in fishing!
Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., collect a Junior Angler booklet from the Mobile Visitor Center (Bear Force One) and complete all activity stations to learn about aquatic food webs, water safety, Leave No Trace, the importance of fishing to the Anishinaabek, etc. Once the Junior Angler booklet is complete, return it to Bear Force One to earn a Junior Angler badge and other goodies!
Completing the Junior Angler booklet and activities takes about one hour, so please plan on arriving to Loon Lake by 1:00 p.m. to ensure there is enough time to complete all stations. This event is the first of several Junior Angler Day events funded by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation that will be happening at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore this summer.