Aquatic Education Programs

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

 

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

 

First:           A two-hour training that gives you all the tools that you

                   will need to teach others basic fishing skills.

 

Second:       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.

 

Third:           A six-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.

 

Fourth:        A sixteen-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:

 

Steve Marshall, Angler/Aquatic Education Coordinator

                   Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management

                   9557 Majestic Way

                   Boynton Beach, FL  33437

                   Office (561)292-6050

                   Email: Steve.Marshall@MyFWC.com



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