Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Give the gift of fishing this Father’s Day

Printable certificate for a future fishing trip with Dad

MADISON – Children looking for that perfect gift for a father or grandfather this Father’s Day can forget the tie and give a present their dad or granddad will really love – a gift certificate to go together on a fishing trip.

Kids of all ages can download the gift certificate from the Department of Natural Resources EEK! - Environmental Education for Kids! website, print and fill it out, and give it to their fathers to cash in later.

“We hope the gift certificate can help solve that age-old dilemma of what to give Dad,” says Karl Scheidegger, Department of Natural Resources fisheries outreach leader. “Fishing is a simple, inexpensive way of getting back to what matters most – family. It’s an opportunity to build memories that will last a lifetime.”

Fisheries teamed up with EEK!, the DNR’s Web site designed for children in grades 4-8, to offer the gift certificates. EEK! provides information about plants, animals, and the environment and receives more than 100,000 visitors a month.

“Kids and fishing naturally go together, so we thought this was a perfect opportunity to encourage kids to take someone important in their lives outside for a day of fishing and fun," says Carrie Morgan, EEK! editor.

“Have a great time, and remember to take a camera and send us a picture, and a big fish story,” she says.

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