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Go to a fish hatcheryHatcheries offer a lot of opportunities to learn about fish — from breeding, hatching, through the early stages of life. Look up fish hatcheries in your area. Know that some recommend visiting during certain months.
Make your own game of magnet fishingGet your kids interested in fishing by creating a game of magnet fishing. You’ll need sticks for poles, magnets, paper clips, glue or tape, colorful construction paper, and string. Cut out your fish from the construction paper. Next, tie the magnet to the pole using the string. You should have at least two feet of “line.” Attach a metal paperclip to the fish, to make them “catchable.” Start fishing!
What to Bring
Plenty of water, even for short hikes — a gallon per person per day is a good guide
Snacks such as fruit or trail mix and empty bags to collect any garbage
Sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen
Warm layers and a lightweight rain jacket
Travel size first aid kit
Map of the area you’ll be exploring and your emergency contact numbers
A small flashlight and batteries
Avoid going if a thunderstorm is in the forecast. Seek shelter in a car or house if you’re caught in a thunderstorm. If you're caught outside, the safest place to be is crouching in a cluster of trees — not in a clearing, out on water, or next to a lone tree.
Be mindful of the sun. Use sunscreen, seek shade, and drink plenty of water — even in the winter.
If you swim in a designated swimming area always use your best judgment and be careful. If you don’t feel totally comfortable in the water, it is best not to swim.
If you're near the water, make sure anyone who doesn't know how to swim has a flotation vest.
If you go out onto the water, make sure everyone is wearing a flotation vest.