Future Angler Foundation (FAF) Executive Director Nick Schmal, NPAA #123, spent August 9th at Discovery World on Milwaukee’s lakefront with FISH, FISH, FISH ® summer campers in Grades 2-3.  This was the second week long camp held at Discovery World that introduces the 20 participants to fishing, aquatic artwork, aquariums, and all about the natural water environments. Schmal showed the campers how to identify popular sport fish, let the students the hold live bait (leeches and nightcrawlers, thanks to Tammy and Bobby from R. B. Enterprises, Menomonee Falls, WI)). Nick also taught students about artificial bait, water safety, and how to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.   Each student received individual casting lessons using backyard bass and identified several different types of fishing reels and lures to use for catching fish. The campers also received fishing and outdoor instructional materials produced by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In addition, the campers got to take home their own fishing rod/reel combo and Future Pro Angler t-shirt compliments of the FAF and the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA).

Discovery World is Milwaukee’s premier, non-profit science and technology center for the whole family. Our 120,000 sq. ft. center offers fun and educational experiences and features interactive exhibits, the Reiman Aquarium, educational labs and programs, and other exciting activities.

Our unique, hands-on exhibits and programs focus on two areas – technology and freshwater sciences. We have eight learning labs that alone comprise of more than 10,000 sq. ft. of space! We also offer our award-winning Summer Camp, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs, community partnership programs, and learning experiences aboard Discovery World’s tall ship (and Wisconsin’s Flagship) the Sailing Vessel (S/V) Denis Sullivan.