Students go fishing

Mosquito School students learned about ice fishing this past week, as land-based learning educator Stan Bird and helpers took 146 students out to Murray Lake.

“We want our students to enjoy that experience ice fishing so that when they get to become parents themselves that’s something they’ll want to do with their kids,” Bird said.

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Other land-based learning activities students have participated in include snaring rabbits and hunting moose.

Before the trips began a few years ago, Bird said only about five students had gone ice fishing before.

It was a warm and beautiful day for the first, hopefully annual, fishing derby. There was hamburgers and hot dogs available to purchase, as well.

Freelance photography Averil Hall, covering the event, said, “This well organized event was a hit.”

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