The students rotate through a series of skills stations before getting to fish along the marina's seawall. The kids did an awesome job fishing. They caught tarpon, snappers, and mojarras! Then half the group has lunch while the other half goes on a manatee tour and then they switch.
The event is a great example of team work. Collier County Parks and Recreationa dontates shrimp, the Marco Island Sport Fishing Club sends volunteers, FWC sends an officer, and the refuge sends staff and volunteers to teach the skills stations, Port of the Islands Marina donates the lunch (pizza), Double R's Manatee and Nature Tours donates the manatee tours, and Fish Florida donates the rod and reels and tackle boxes that the kids get to keep and take home-one of many highlights of the day! I can't thank our partners, volunteers, and sponsors enough! Enjoy the pictures