Over the course of three days, more than 150 students from elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district got the opportunity to learn how fish at the Special Student Services department’s annual fishing field trip Nov. 2 to 4 at the New Mexico State University Alumni Pond.

“The field trip help the students develop their self-confidence and independence as they actively participate in the entire fishing experience,” said Taryn Fogle, LCPS special student services administrator. “The trip also gives the students the opportunity to demonstrate appropriate social behavior, patience, stamina and endurance, work cooperatively with others, and develop fine gross motor skills.”

As part of the event, students learned how to put together their fishing poles, bait their fishing hooks, how to cast and reel their fishing lines, and how to catch fish. The event culminated with a family fishing day Saturday, Nov. 4 where many of the students, joined by their parents and siblings, were able to use the skills they learned over the past few weeks.

The field trip was hosted by the adapted physical education/recreational therapy department within the Special Student Services Department, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren, pdahlgren@lcps.net (575) 527-5808