Stevens Point focused PBS Wisconsin Education 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/Teen (19 and under) – Short Form or Long Form Content, for its education resource Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss.
Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss is part of the PBS Wisconsin Education Wisconsin Biographies series, a collection of free educational, online media resources that shares the stories of notable Wisconsinites and enriches grade school social studies and literacy curriculum.
Born in La Crosse, Carrie Frost moved to Stevens Point with her family in 1885. A passionate and skilled fly fisher, Frost established her own fly-tackle business, the C.J. Frost Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company. The company provided new career and financial opportunities for women in Stevens Point, and put the city on the map, helping make it the “Fly Tackle Capital of the World.”
“We were delighted that Stevens Point community members introduced us to the story of Carrie Frost, and that area educators encouraged us to help them share her inspiring story with their students,” said PBS Wisconsin Education Director Alyssa Tsagong. “History resources can often feel distant and about people and events ‘somewhere else.’ I believe that discovering local stories of real people who have made history brings inquiry and learning to life. The Wisconsin Biographies collection is richer with the story of Stevens Point’s fly fishing boss.”
On the Wisconsin Biographies website, students in grades 3-8 can explore Frost’s story through an animated video, digital book and image gallery. An educator guide provides additional resources and extension activities.
Carrie Frost: Fly Fishing Boss is available for free online access at pbswisconsineducation.org.