Yacunne Fishing Camp Set

July 4 is North Carolina's Free Fishing Day. While no license is required, all other rules apply.
Traditional and modern fishing methods will be explored in the STEM program. (file photo)

The Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio has hosted many events over the past year, but the most successful of them all will be back again for two weekends in April.  
The second annual Community Yacunne (Fish) Camp will take place on April 22-23 and on April 29-30. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays.  STEM Studio will be partnering with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Island Wildlife to host the camp for two back-to-back weekends.  
“I’m really excited about this event,” said Ashley Lomboy of the STEM organization.  

The NCWRC will be onsite for demonstrations, and tribal members will be available to help participants learn about traditional fishing methods. The camp is open to the general public.   
The program will be held at the 211 Pecan Bass Ponds in the Waccamaw tribal community, and all activities will accommodate health protocols and spacing needs due to Covid-19. Everyone is also encouraged to bring their own chairs, coolers, snacks, and bug repellent. Those who wish to participate can register at https://forms.gle/32x1gzB2Gxr3KG7.
The fishing camp is just one of many events the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio has planned for the year. If you are interested in attending any of the events STEM Studio has to offer, you can visit the organization’s Facebook page to view information and links. Virtual programs and Star Preservation videos are available to view on YouTube by searching Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio.
To find out about their latest news and projects, visit www.waccamaw-siouan.org/news.     

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Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at [email protected].