Find creative ways to teach science, math or language arts; connect your students with nature; or learn new outdoor skills all within these pages. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers many programs that can enhance your teaching while introducing students to interesting and engaging aspects of fish and wildlife. Browse the sites on the right hand menu and see all the ways you can introduce something wild into your teaching.

Project WILD

K-12, interdisciplinary conservation education program emphasizing wildlife.

Schoolyard Wildlife Project

Designed to move students outdoors to investigate the ecological world of common plants and animals right there in the schoolyard.

Florida Black Bear Curriculum Guide

A series of field tested, multi-disciplinary lessons about Florida's black bear designed for grades 3-8.

Junior Hunter Safety

A series of 3 courses about firearm safety, outdoor ethics and conservation for grades K-5.

Junior Birder Program

Introduce younger students to bird-watching.

Archery in Schools

Teaching International style target archery in 4th-12th grade physical education classes.

Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center

Provides an opportunity for students to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural setting.

Train the Trainer in Aquatic Education

Pass on the fishing tradition and offer the next generation an opportunity to enjoy healthy sportfish populations.

Freshwater Fish Camps

A network of freshwater fish camps is constantly being expanded around the state, to deliver an established curricula pertaining to recreational fishing, conservation and boating safety.

MarineQuest School Daze

Students in grades 4-8 tour lab stations and hands-on displays at FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs

Recruits anglers from all sectors of society too become responsible stewards of aquatic resources.

Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

Preserves the tradition of ethical hunting and active conservation by introducing Florida's youth to the shooting sports and the great outdoors.

Chinsegut Nature Center

The center hosts numerous nature and recreational skills programs including archery, introductory birding, butterflies, map and compass and wild, edible plants.

WILD Action Grants

K-12 Educational Grants

Kids' Saltwater Fishing Activity Box

An interactive teaching kit mailed to local hosts to instruct groups of children on fishing techniques and the importance of conservation.

FWC Facts:
The FWC's Bowhunter Education Course offers traditional or distance-learning opportunities.

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