Celebrate the start of summer vacation with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, June 6.
The free family event, for children 14 years of age and younger, begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Kids’ Fishing Pond just west of the Visitor Center. From 9 to 10:30 a.m. participants will visit four learning stations, where staff and volunteers will share their fishing expertise with the kids on casting, knot tying, aquatic ecology, and fishing equipment. Next, the anglers will try their luck fishing at Quivira’s Kids’ Fishing Pond.
Fishing poles, bait and guidance are provided at no charge. All children who catch a fish will receive a photo card with their picture, along with the weight and length of their catch.
At noon, the Friends of Quivira provide a hot dog lunch, followed by drawings for door prizes. The event concludes just after noon.
Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the refuge at 620-486-2393.