Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission launches virtual outdoor exhibit
With many opportunities to interact with the outdoor public having vanished during the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will launch a week-long outdoor virtual exhibit today.
The virtual event will be hosted on the the committee’s Facebook page and feature agency experts who will lead information sessions on topics related to fishing and boating.
The first will air at 10 a.m. today. This will be a virtual tour of the Benner Spring State Hatchery in Center County.
This will be followed at 1 p.m. by a discussion on the commission’s state hatcheries, with Brian Wisner, director of the commission’s Bureau of Hatcheries.
“In the absence of the many popular outdoor shows and exhibits that were canceled statewide this winter, Fish and Boat Commission staff will miss out on great opportunities to interact with the public and introduce them to our programs, ”said Mike Parker, director of communications for the commission.
“By offering these virtual sessions with some of our most knowledgeable staff and educators, we hope to fill a void for people interested in certain areas of fishing and boating and give them the chance to ask a question. or two.”
In order to ensure interactivity between panel experts and the public during multiple sessions, questions relating to various topics can be submitted in advance to [email protected]
Emails should include “Virtual Outdoor Expo” in the subject line with the question or comment contained in the body of the message.
Some sessions will be broadcast live and allow viewers to ask relevant questions and comments via the committee’s Facebook page that can be incorporated into the discussion in real time. All comments submitted must adhere to the committee’s social media policy.
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The virtual exhibition will continue throughout the week:
Tuesday, February 9 – 10 a.m. Conversation with a Waterways Conservation Officer, featuring Col. Corey Britcher, director of the commission’s Bureau of Law Enforcement; 1 p.m., an overview of the Pennsylvania rainbow trout fishing program, featuring staff from the Fisheries and Hatchery Commission discussing one of the lake’s most unique angling opportunities Erie and its tributaries.
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., Kayak 101: What Behind Pennsylvania’s Fastest Growing Boating Trend, Featuring Boating Safety and Education Commission Staff; 1:00 p.m., meet the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, with Executive Director Tim Schaeffer.
Thursday, Feb. 11 – 10:00 am, Employment with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, with advice for job seekers from a commission’s human resources expert; 1 p.m. Kayak Fishing Pennsylvania’s Rivers, featuring Northwest Region Education Specialist Chad Foster and tournament kayak angler Russell Johnson.
Friday, February 12 at 10 a.m., Let’s Talk Muskies, featuring experts from the Fisheries and Hatchery Commission to discuss the agenda behind this emerging fishery for those looking for the catch of their lives in Pennsylvania waters; 1 p.m. Conclusion of the outdoor virtual exhibit, featuring a recap of the week’s most interesting topics and a look at upcoming fishing seasons and commission programs in 2021.
Contact Marcus Schneck at [email protected].