Outlined below are the specific requirements for schools to
participate in the National Fishing in Schools Program.
NFSP requires schools to have the
desire to commit to continue the program for at least 3 years.
Memorandum of Understanding describes
this mutual "handshake."
To help us evaluate the program, at the
and close ("Post-Survey") of each unit, instructors and students are asked to fill
out Survey Forms and return them to NFSP. These
help us keep the program "trim and fit."
Each teacher instructing the course must
take and pass the Teacher Training Course and be certified by an
NFSP Certified Teacher Trainer at a Personal Training or via the
NFSP CAST Online Course prior to implementation of the
Personal Teacher Training is one day. Sessions
are arranged at various locations/dates. (See
teacher training for
current schedule and information on how to register for a
Schools are strongly encouraged to work
with their local/state fish and wildlife agency, fishing retailer,
Trout Unlimited, fishing club, etc. to conduct a course-concluding "highlight"
fishing outing to a local lake, stream, etc. They are experts
in sharing the importance of licenses, regulations, resource
management, local fishing information, etc. (not to mention they
know where you should go fishing.) Contact us for assistance
with establishing a qualified
NFSP hopes schools encourage
participation by their students and their families in the
locally-arranged "FISH* Events" sponsored by
NFSP and state partners.
The NFSP Curriculum Kit is provided to
the school upon satisfaction of these requirements. See the
specific contents at
The "Cast A Fly...Catch A Student"
standard curriculum is provided for each grade, 6-12. It
is a standardized, 10 day program. However, by design, it
allows for expansion at the option of the
teacher/school/district. Individual units/lesson plans
enable "customization" off the basic unit. It is designed
as a "formal class", but can be integrated into an existing
course, if desired. The curriculum meets 6 national
standards: PE, Math, Science, Language Arts, Fine Arts and
Technology. Curriculum may be accessed in print, digital
and mobile platforms.
* Fishing in Schools Happening