Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region And Discovery Creek Children’s Museum Announce US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, H. Dale Hall as the Honorary Chairman for the 2008 Nation’s River Bass Tournament at National Harbor
Washington, DC -The 2008 Nation’s River Bass Tournament’s Honorary Chairman will be U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, H. Dale Hall, an avid angler and advocate for creating more youth “belly botanists” with Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region’s education and outdoor programs. “The greatest conservation challenge we face today is connecting future generations with nature,” Hall said. “Angling and boating are some of the best ways we can do this. They not only expose young people to the wonders of the outdoors, but also help teach them the value of protecting fish and wildlife resources in their own backyards.”
The Potomac River is rated as one of the nation’s top 10 bass-fishing rivers. On May 30th, 2008, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region (LC-NCR) and Discovery Creek Children’s Museum of Washington (DCCM) will host a bass tournament to recognize the Potomac River as an important cultural, economic and learning resource for youth and the community.
The Nation’s River Bass Tournament celebrates youth participating with the Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum of Washington in their educational enrichment and workforce development programs. Students from across the Washington, DC metro area have been working to restore the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and their lives for the last seven years. This event supports those programs and the young people participating in them through media coverage in local, regional and national arenas, and by providing funding through tournament sponsorship from local, regional and national benefactors. The funding will also expand the much needed support for Living Classrooms and Discovery Creek programs that educate urban youth with hands-on learning on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers through academic enrichment programming and workforce development training.
The tournament will launch bass boats from the West Pier at National Harbor on the Potomac River at 6:00 AM with celebrities, members of Congress, professional bass anglers, corporate sponsors and urban youth and return for a picnic, weigh-in and an awards ceremony on the West Pier.