ELK Cast a Line Family Fishing Event May 19, 2012

Environmental Learning for Kids

Cast a Line

Great fishing despite the rain at Cast-a-Line 2012

Families from all across the Denver metro area will come together to enjoy a beautiful day of fishing and fun at Cast A Line – A Family Fishing Event taking place on Saturday, May 19 at 11:00am, hosted by Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK).

Set at the idyllic Lake Lehow in Waterton Canyon, parents, grandparents, and children as young as 5 years old will learn to fish and bond together in Colorado’s great outdoors.  Families can take home fish that they catch, and children will take home their fishing poles and fishing supplies.

The day will include fishing, lunch, prizes, and environmental education and conservation lessons.  Funds raised from the event will go directly towards ELK’s environmental education and outdoor youth programs.

“Life rarely slows down now, and fishing together gives us a chance to appreciate not only the beauty of nature but reconnect with each other. That is the essence of Environmental Learning for Kids – family, nature, and quality experience,” says Stacie Gilmore ELK’s Executive Director.

Directions to the lake: From C-470 and S. Wadsworth Blvd., go south on Wadsworth Blvd (Hwy 75/121) for approximately 4 1/2 miles past Chatfield State Park, turn left on Waterton Road. After making the left turn, take the second left into the parking lot, proceed to the rear of the parking lot to the open green gate, and follow the signs.

For more information, contact Jolynn at 303-291-7503 or jcrownover@elkkids.org



Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), is a Denver-based, 501(c)3 organization established in 1996 by two wildlife biologists who saw a growing need to introduce and educate Colorado’s urban youth about science, leadership, and careers.  Both scientists had the shared experience of being the only ethnically diverse people in many of their college science classes.  They decided that they wanted to change that fact. Sixteen years later, ELK continues to provide strong educational support, good role models, and opportunities for positive community action for youth, helping them to become engaged, productive, and successful members of society.  For more information about ELK please visit http://www.elkkids.org.