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Aquatic Education

Pass on the Fishing Tradition and Offer the Next Generation an Opportunity to Enjoy Healthy Sportfish Populations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers four volunteer instructor training programs that allow you to be a part of handing down the fishing tradition:

A two-hour training that gives you all the tools that you will need to teach others basic fishing skills.

A two-hour training designed for your camp's staff that are interested in conducting fishing activities with campers.  This training emphasizes angling skills and proper safety for anglers, fish and the environment.

An eight-hour training to become a certified Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs® instructor.  Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs® is a long-term and mentor-based program that teaches children about angling skills, conservation, stewardship, aquatic ecology, and other related topics.  Additionally, the program emphasizes positive life skills; such as, decision-making, goal-setting, and choosing to remain drug-free.

 A twelve-hour training for directors and their staff that are interested in conducting a week-long day camp.  The camp's focus is on creating self-sufficient anglers, teaching basic boating skills and increasing environmental stewardship among campers.

All training programs come with instructor's manuals.  To keep you updated on the most current techniques, follow-up training is provided at your request.

There is no charge for any of these instructor trainings and they can be set up at a time convenient for your group of staff or volunteers.  To find out more about any of these training programs please contact the FYCCN Regional Coordinator.