Saltwater Outreach and Education Programs

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One-day educational events create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. Dates and Locations

Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

One-day educational events introduce fishing and responsible marine resource stewardship to women.

Angler Recognition Programs

This program entices anglers to get involved and learn more about Florida’s diverse marine resources while adding to an exciting day out on the water. 

Marine Field Activities Program

A curriculum-based program for middle and high school teachers that possess an Aquatic Species Collecting Certificate. The goal is for participants to understand and experience data collection and how it is utilized to manage Florida’s marine fisheries. Teachers complete a 40-hour workshop where they conduct various classroom, field and laboratory exercises emulating fisheries sampling activities. Once they have completed the workshop, teachers have the opportunity to bring groups to that facility to conduct field activities.

Aquatic Species Collecting Certificates

This partnership between the Florida Marine Science Educators Association (FMSEA) and the FWC provides educators with a special activity license that allows them to conduct educational field exercises and collect aquatic organisms for educational purposes. To receive the certificate, the educator must complete a two- to three-hour workshop highlighting both the benefits and alternatives to the collection of aquatic species for use in the classroom. These workshops are held throughout Florida. Collection methods, best management practices, and associated conditions and restrictions are discussed. The workshop is available to certified Florida teachers and/or employees of educational centers. 

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