The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is committed to introducing educators, youth, adults and families to exciting ways they can learn more about our diverse fish and wildlife resources. But, it's not just about learning, it's about getting outside and having fun, too.
We believe that current and future generations of Floridians are more likely to aid in the protection and enhancement of these resources if they understand and appreciate them, and that children and adults who spend time outdoors learn to love and better understand Florida's unique and varied environment.
Through education or recreation experiences people can become more interested in knowing the role they play in conserving our resources. With that knowledge, they may become better stewards of the land and our fish and wildlife resources, making more informed choices about their daily activities and helping influence others to cherish and enhance our natural heritage.
The key to preserving the future is to teach the next generation about wildlife conservation.
HIGH SCHOOL FISHING PROGRAM GRANTS
High school fishing clubs that currently exist or have not yet been created are eligible to apply. All public, private and charter high schools throughout Florida can be considered. Clubs must have a minimum of 5 members and be represented by a school faculty member who will follow the provided instructor's manual. Deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. EST. Program Guidelines and Application
Hunter Education is designed to introduce more young people into the outdoors by teaching wildlife conservation, species management, and firearm safety. Learn more today.
The Fishing Education program is designed to teach kids angling skills, fish ecology, natural resource management, fishing regulations, and boater safety . Learn more today.