Stevens Point-focused PBS Wisconsin Educational Resource Wins Midwest Emmy Award


For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – PBS Wisconsin received a 2021 Midwest Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Children / Youth / Adolescents (19 and Under) – Short or Long Content, for its Carrie Frost educational resource: Fly Fishing Boss.

Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss is part of the PBS Wisconsin Education Wisconsin Biographies series, a collection of free online educational media resources that share the stories of Wisconsin notables and enrich the elementary school social studies and literacy curriculum.

Born in La Crosse, Carrie Frost moved to Stevens Point with her family in 1885. An avid and skilled fly fisherman, Frost started her own fly fishing business, the CJ Frost Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company. The company opened up new career and financial opportunities for the women of Stevens Point and put the city on the map, helping to make it the “Flying Hardware Capital of the World”.

“We were delighted that community members at Stevens Point shared with us Carrie Frost’s story and that educators in the area encouraged us to help them share her inspiring story with their students,” said the principal. from PBS Wisconsin Education, Alyssa Tsagong. “Story resources can often seem distant and about people and events ‘elsewhere’. I believe that discovering the local stories of real people who have made history brings research and learning to life. The Wisconsin Biographies collection is richer with the history of Stevens Point’s fly fishing patron.

On the Wisconsin Biographies website, students in Grades 3-8 can explore Frost’s story through an animated video, digital book, and picture gallery. An educator’s guide provides additional resources and extension activities.

Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss is available for free online at pbswisconsineducation.org.

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