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TrophyCatch

TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier than eight pounds, in Florida. Get Started Today.

Big Catch

Big Catch is designed to encourage anglers to enjoy the full variety of freshwater fishes found in Florida and to try new locations, techniques and species.  It is simple and easy.  Simply register for a chance to win a bass boat. Get Started Today.

School Fishing Club Program

The School Fishing Club Program was developed to help students learn how to become effective, conservation minded anglers. The goal is to teach students about ethical angling, conservation, Florida's aquatic habitats, basic fishing gear, and general fishing concepts to help create confident and responsible anglers.

Freshwater Fishing Camps

The freshwater fishing and basic boating skills camp is based on the successful pilot program developed by FWC at Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center, near Tallahassee. Learn More.

Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar

The Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar (O.W.L.S.) program is designed to provide youth, women, and families with hands-on opportunities to build skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, shooting sports, and many other outdoor activities. These seminars are for people who want to learn new outdoor skills or build on their existing ones. They are also a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy the outdoors! View course dates here and register now!

Catch a Florida Memory

Catch a Florida Memory is a saltwater angler recognition program that provides rewards to anglers for their fishing achievements. The program encourages anglers to target a diversity of species to help decrease fishing pressure on the most sought-after catches. It also gives anglers the chance to learn more about marine fish identification and fisheries conservation ethics. Get Started Today.

Kid's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Kids' Saltwater Fishing Clinics are events runs by partners to help create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching youth the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. In addition, clinics teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide youth with a positive fishing experience. Learn more.

Adult and Women Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics are one-day, shore-based events run by partners designed to introduce participants to saltwater fishing and team them how to be responsible, ethical stewards of Florida's marine resources. Learn more.

Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Join us for virtual sessions to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future. Discover the importance of fisheries conservation and stewardship through the fun and exciting sport of fishing! Sessions will include topics on conservation, rods and reels, tackle, baits, rigs, knot tying, habitats, fish handling, best practices and additional resources. View course dates below and register now!

High School Fishing Program

The High School Fishing Program was developed to help students learn how to become effective, conservation minded anglers. The goal is to teach students about ethical angling, conservation, Florida's aquatic habitats, basic fishing gear, and general fishing concepts to help create confident and responsible anglers.

Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar

The Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar (O.W.L.S.) program is designed to provide youth, women, and families with hands-on opportunities to build skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, shooting sports, and many other outdoor activities. These seminars are for people who want to learn new outdoor skills or build on their existing ones. They are also a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy the outdoors! View course dates here and register now!

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program

Offers outdoor skills training for anyone 18 years of age or older. The workshop features expert instructors and safe, hands-on opportunities to learn about fishing, archery, paddling, hunting, nature photography, outdoor survival, boating, birdwatching and more. See MyFWC.com/BOW.

National Archery in the Schools Program

Teaches international style target archery in 4th-12th grade physical education classes. Core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self-improvement. For more information, visit MyFWC.com/NASP

Youth Hunting Program

Provides safe, educational, mentored youth hunts to youth between 12 and 17 years old who have passed a hunter safety course and are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Find a Youth Hunting Program event at MyFWC.com/YHPF.

Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Provides opportunities for hunter safety course graduates 18 and younger to learn more about leadership, ethics and safety while expanding their knowledge about conservation, target shooting and hunting. Learn more at MyFWC.com/YHEC.

Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar

The Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminar (O.W.L.S.) program is designed to provide youth, women, and families with hands-on opportunities to build skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, shooting sports, and many other outdoor activities. These seminars are for people who want to learn new outdoor skills or build on their existing ones. They are also a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy the outdoors! View course dates here and register now!

Nature Trackers

Through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Nature Trackers website, you can learn how and where to identify and enjoy the plants and animals around you. You can also learn how to enrich habitat for wildlife around your home and neighborhood.

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with TECO and The Florida Aquarium, presents Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC), located in sunny Apollo Beach. The 6,000 square foot building offers indoor and outdoor classroom space and is the educational hub for the Florida Conservation and Technology Center. We provide exciting learning opportunities for youth and families while they participate in recreational outdoor activities along the eastern shore of Tampa Bay.

Evergaldes Youth Conservation Center

The Everglades Youth Conservation Center (EYCC) is located on the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in western Palm Beach County. This center was created by individuals who care deeply about conservation, protecting wilderness areas, wildlife in natural habitats and preserving a way of life.

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center (JBYCC) is 12,000 pristine North Florida acres located just outside Tallahassee. We host summer day camps June through August and school year programs for families and classrooms August through May. Our school year programs include fields trips, night hikes, public events, and retreats, including classroom and outdoor hands-on learning for kids of all ages.

Ocala Conservation Center

The Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57-acre peninsula, rich in history and wildlife in Marion County in north Central Florida. It is 20 miles east of Ocala, on Lake Eaton, in the heart of the Ocala National Forest. The facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air-conditioned cabins and dining hall. Outdoor classrooms are fishing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest.

Chinsegut Conservation Center

Nature based education and outdoor skills programs are offered year round at Chinsegut Conservation Center. Programs connect visitors with biologists and area experts to explore and become familiar with Florida’s unique and sensitive natural areas.

Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

Provides youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to become safe, responsible hunters and conservation stewards. How to Enroll.

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

Provides students and campers with conservation programs that feature outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades. How to Enroll.

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Provides an opportunity for youth to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural setting. How to Enroll.

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

Provides exciting learning opportunities for youth and families while they participate in recreational outdoor activities along the eastern shore of Tampa Bay. How to Enroll.

Florida Fish Art Contest

The Fish Art Contest, inspired by a 5th grader's homework assignment, has grown into an international competition introducing youth to the wonders of fishing and the outdoors. Wildlife Forever organizes the competition each year and coordinates their efforts with host states around the country. Learn how to participate in the Florida Fish Art Contest.