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Welcome to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
North Carolina Coastal Fishing Program for Children of Fallen Heroes!
We understand that the loss of a loved one who served as a military or first responder can be a difficult and challenging experience. Our program is designed to provide families and caregivers with an opportunity to connect with each other and learn about STEM in a fun and engaging way.
Fishing is a fantastic way to explore the natural world and learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through this program, you and your family will have the chance to learn about the fish you're trying to catch, what they eat, and where they like to swim. You'll also learn about the weather and how it affects fishing.
We'll provide you with all the tools and equipment you need to get started, including fishing rods, reels, lures, and bait. You'll also have the chance to learn about the engineering that goes into designing fishing equipment, boats, nets, and other tools that fishermen use.
Throughout the program, you'll also have the chance to use math skills to estimate the size and weight of the fish you catch and calculate how many lines you need. And most importantly, you'll get to spend time with your family and build new memories together.
STEM North Carolina Fishing:
Fish Anatomy and Physiology: In this class, participants will learn about the anatomy and physiology of different types of fish, including how they breathe, digest food, and swim.
Weather and Fish: Understanding how weather patterns affect fish can be crucial in catching them. In this class, participants will learn about how temperature, wind, and other weather conditions can affect fishing and how to adjust their fishing techniques accordingly.
Fishing Equipment Design: Engineers play a big role in designing fishing equipment that is strong, lightweight, and flexible. In this class, participants will learn about the design principles and materials used in fishing equipment. Fishfinder technology and it's uses sonar technology to detect and display information about the fish and their environment.
Fishing Safety: Fishing can be a fun and exciting activity, but it's important to prioritize safety. In this class, participants will learn about safe fishing practices, including how to handle fish and equipment, as well as how to be mindful of weather conditions and other environmental factors.
Marine Biology: Fishing is also a great way to learn about the marine ecosystem and the different organisms that inhabit it. In this class, participants will learn about different types of marine life, including fish, plants, and other animals.
Math in Fishing: Math is an essential component of fishing, from calculating the amount of line to estimating the size and weight of the fish caught. In this class, participants will learn about how math is used in fishing and have the opportunity to practice math skills.
By incorporating different elements of STEM, participants can learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math behind fishing, and have fun while doing so!
Please support our STEM North Carolina Coastal Fishing program and honor the memory of your fallen hero by continuing to learn and grow.