December 10, 2010

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Explore the Blue essay contest

Boating and fishing are ideal activities for families who want to spend time together outdoors. To inspire a love of boating and fishing at an earlyage, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Discovery Education, the leader in digital content for the classroom, have teamed up to create This brand-new, interactive website brings on-the-water experiences to life with cross-curricular lesson plans, printable outdoor activities for the family, and an interactive boating and fishing game called the ‘Thrill of the Catch.’

“Boating and fishing offer families the perfect opportunity to reconnect,” said RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson. “Through, we want to inspire more families to get outside and experience the world around them. And with great resources like lesson plans and multimedia tools, we hope that teachers are able to bring some of the great outdoors into their classrooms.”

“The Explore the Blue campaign is a unique effort to leverage the digital resources today’s students are so familiar with to encourage them to get outdoors,” said Discovery Education Vice President of Education Partnerships Mary Rollins. “We are pleased to partner with RBFF on this important initiative student participation in outdoor activities and conservation issues.”

To reward those who share stories about their love of the outdoors, Take Me Fishing, Discovery Education and Sports Authority are also launching the Explore the Blue Essay Contest. By submitting an essay describing their favorite fishing or boating experience, one lucky student can win a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park. The trip will include airfare, lodging, $650 in spending money

Deadline of the contest is January 29, 2011


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