Fishing Club Teaches More Than How to Fish
A new club at North Heights Junior High School in Texarkana is about fishing and a whole lot more.
The Fishing Club is the newest extracurricular activity offered to seventh and eighth graders. Of course, students fish in the Fishing Club; however, in addition to learning the basics of how to fish, students learn fish anatomy, fish identification, water ecology, fish population in our area and human impact on fish habitat and the ecosystem.
And there's more.
“There are great lessons to be learned in fishing: patience and peacefulness, the symmetry and rhythm of nature and the reminder that we must take care of our environment,” said club sponsor Nathan Thomas.