Angling Instruction for youth
The Family & Youth Casting Call is an annual free event sponsored each spring by DOEE's, Fisheries & Wildlife Division. DOEE provides fishing instruction, environmental education activities, and community resources. Families can bring their own fishing equipment or youth may use the spin casting equipment provided by DOEE. DOEE also supplies bait and organizes volunteer fishing instructors to help participants learn the basics of fishing in a fun, supportive setting.
Additional Environmental Education Activities
The event also includes environmental education activities hosted by DOEE and local partnering organizations including: Alice Ferguson Foundation, ArtReach at THEARC, City Wildlife, DC Science Booster Club, LL Bean, Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Environmental Protection, National Park Service, National Park Trust, NatureBridge, PBS Kids Nature Cat, Tinkergarten, Trout Unlimited-National Capital Chapter, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Activities include watershed and pollution awareness games, fish printing and mural creation, fly casting, and local boating and fishing club and camp information. Every year the event attracts new partners that share our mission to connect youth and their families to nature through angling instruction and environmental education.
Registration is strongly recommended! Reservations hold fishing equipment for your child for a one hour period.
- Sign up on the online registration form to secure a spot
Adult volunteers are also needed to assist with angling instruction and education activities. Learn more and register as a volunteer.