Go Fish Education Center Passes

Go Fish Education Center Once again, Georgias public libraries are making it easier than ever for patrons to explore and learn about the states outdoor attractions. Building on Georgia Public Library Services relationship with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the popular State Park ParkPass program, public libraries across the state will begin loaning family passes for the Go Fish Education Center in Perry this month. A kickoff event is scheduled to take place at the center on Friday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m.

The family passes, when presented with a valid library card, will be good for free admission to the center for as many as six family members a potential savings of up to $30. The center is located just off I-75 Exit 134, near the state fairgrounds in Houston County.

According to Jeremy Wixson, the center's manager, the Go Fish Education Center gives visitors a fun and interactive look at Georgias diverse aquatic wildlife and natural habitats. Among the facilitys most popular attractions are its freshwater aquariums featuring trout, largemouth bass and more; interactive fishing, boating and shooting simulators; a stocked pond for fishing; and underwater habitats from mountain streams to black-water swamps that feature live alligators and other wildlife. Visitors can also get our tried-and-tested tips on how, where and when to fish in Georgia, Wixson said.

The Go Fish Education Center is currently open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Through the week, it is reserved for educational outreach programs that include on-site classes for students and conservation-centered public educational workshops and seminars. The facility also can be rented for special events.

Were pleased to be joining forces once again with our friends at Georgia DNR to provide Georgia's citizens with another fun, exciting and educational opportunity like this, said State Librarian Dr. Lamar Veatch. For those who live nearby and for those who are traveling in or through the area, the Go Fish Education Center provides a top-notch travel experience. This partnership is a great complement to our State Park ParkPass program.

Because of the Go Fish pass programs expected popularity, families interested in borrowing a pass from their local public libraries are advised to plan early, as supplies of the passes are limited. For additional information, including directions to the center and opening hours for the day of your visit, please visit www.gofisheducationcenter.com