Archive for June 15th, 2007

Generations of Anglers

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Susan Schulte of Manchaca, Texas, grew up on a farm, and spent nearly every waking moment outdoors. When she had daughters of her own, Susan introduced them to the wonders of nature, and does the same for their children.

With my grandchildren, we love to go fishing.

Fishing is a simple and thrilling way to experience the outdoors.

They get so excited when they catch a little fish. And it may just be a little four-inch fish. But to them it’s a monster, you know.

Schulte says first-hand knowledge is priceless.

They realize the sliminess of the worms…and the wind…the waves….the water….they experience that first-hand and that makes an impact on them, as opposed to sitting quietly and passively in front of a screen.

And fishing is just the beginning. If you’re a grandparent, spending time in nature with your grandkids not only impacts their lives, but the lives of generations to come.

Because they’re involved, and it’s outdoors. I just see such a hope for our future, you know? They’re learning. They’re learning something that they will never be able to learn in an enclosed building.

All you have to do it step outside.

That’s our show for today…with support from the Sport Fish Restoration Program…funded by your purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.