Cast a Line: A Little Taste of ELK

Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 8.03.32 PM     Guest Blogger: Heath Port, ELK Board Secretary

DSC_0091Cast-a-Line is an annual event put on by Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), that gives attendees not only an opportunity to try some fishing on for size, but gives an insider view of how ELK works to inspire, educate and transform the youth we work with year round.  I have been a Board member with ELK for over a year and this is one of my favorite events.  It really gives you a chance to explore how ELK youth interact with nature and learn from each other.  You can witness first hand as ELK youth lead and conduct science lectures on the local ecology and see how these types of educational activities inspire and open doors in ways they may not experience without an organization like ELK.

Oh, and there is plenty of fun to go with that education.  Lake Lehow is opened for attendees to try their hand at angling for trout, bass and catfish!  There is also a raffle with opportunities to win some very cool prizes.

I really believe that attendees walk away with an appreciation DSC_0135for the work we do in ELK and we hope it inspires them in some way.  We hope you will consider joining us on Saturday May 16th from 11 AM – 3 PM to experience this work first hand and do a little fishing.   Bring your kids because each child in attendance gets their very own fishing pole and a chance at fishing Lake Lehow!  Also included in the ticket price is a great BBQ lunch and science activities.

Never been fishing before?  No worries, we have you covered with fishing lessons!

Lake Lehow is located behind the Waterton Canyon parking lot just south of Chatfield State Park.  Ticket prices are $20 for individuals or $60 for a family of 4.  Buy them in advance because this event does sell out!  You can purchase tickets through the ELK website at: http://elkkids.org/content/upcoming-elk-events or you can contact Kristina Opre (kopre@elkkids.org) 303-291-7502.

I hope to see you there!

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