U of I Extension, Illinois DNR and JWCC to Host Fishing Expo for Youth

JWCC main campus building
March 28, 2023

U of I Extension, Illinois DNR and JWCC to Host Fishing Expo for Youth

Plans are underway for a fishing expo for youth to be held on Saturday, April 22, at the John Wood Community College Agricultural Education Center, 37803 IL-104, in Baylis, IL. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the expo from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The expo, hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and JWCC, will be a hands-on experience for youth who will attend four educational sessions, learn about fishing safety and have the opportunity to fish. Participants will each receive a fishing pole and other fishing and 4-H related items. Snacks will be provided for participants.

All interested youth ages 5-18 are invited to participate. Current 4-H members can attend at no cost but 4-H membership is not required. Cost is $20 for non-4-H members. Participants are asked to pre-register by April 14 at https://go.illinois.edu/4HFishingBaylis. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions or more information, please contact Holly Whitaker at hcsharpe@illinois.edu or 217-357-2150 or Siera Duesterhaus at snthomps@illinois.edu or 217-223-8380.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, call 217-357-2150. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting participant needs.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.