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Fathers Day – FISHY Fun

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 8th

fish print 2016● June 19, Noon – 2:00 p.m. (or as long as the fish last) – On the river porch at The Marina at Edison Ford and Pinchers
father's day fish printingDead fish t-shirt painting has been a tradition at Edison Ford for many years. Now with the help of fresh fish from Pinchers (Pine Island Crab and Fish House), lots of volunteers and the Edison Ford Wild Wizard, everyone can join in the fun!

All you need is a clean t-shirt (bring one or purchase one from us). For prints on paper bring your own paper, rice paper or piece of textile. Recording or printing fish images is an ancient art form called Gyotaku (Gyo = fish, taku = impression). It was an early way to record the image of a fish through saving the print with ink and rice paper. It has developed through the centuries to become a beautiful printing art form and it’s also a lot of fun!

fishing with edisonDads, kids and moms also will learn basic fish anatomy (gills, swim fins, etc. and what’s the difference between a fish and a mammal.) We will use fish from the waters around Pine Island, thanks to Pinchers and Island Crab. We’ll have touch tanks too, so bring the kids so they can get hands-on experience and learn about native sea life, including oysters, clams and soft-shell crabs!

Cost: Pre-Registration: Edison Ford Members $10; non-members $15. Day of: Edison Ford Members $12; non-members $17. T-shirts available for purchase or bring your own. Call Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar, at 239-334-7419 to pre-register.

mina with tarponFathers will receive a free dessert at Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford on Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers and great-great grandfathers. Ladies are always welcome too and here is Mina Edison with her fish to prove it! So come on out for a memorable Father’s Day of FISHY fun!

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