|Outlined below are the general qualifications
for schools to be suited for the National Fishing in Schools Program. (For more
specifics on qualifying, see
requirements.) Our intent is
to provide the curriculum, training and equipment to as many
schools and high schools as possible. Schools may purchase the
program outright, perhaps partner with other schools in their area
or apply for grant funding from our parent, the Fishing Education
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- Outdoor education emphasis desirable
- Lifetime skills focus
- Gender neutral participation
- Cross-curricular opportunities
- Suggested minimum size: Width: 50', Length: 75', Height: 22'
- Target system uses wall space (50' uninterrupted), or
free standing on gym floor, or outdoors
- GRADES K - 12 & COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
- Elementary School "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student"
curriculum usually suited to grades K-5.
- Middle School "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student"
curriculum geared toward grades 6, 7 & 8
- High School "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student"
curriculum geared toward grades 9, 10, 11 & 12
- College & University curriculum, "Learn How To Fly
Fish", is designed for higher ed
- Schools with a 20% or greater minority demographic
receive preferential evaluation for grant funding from the
Fishing Education Foundation
- Gender neutral program
- Not restricted by physical limitations
- TEACHER APTITUDE
- Some fishing experience helpful
- Fly fishing experience not required
- LOCAL RESOURCES
- Availability of suitable water for fishing as a day outing is preferred
- After school fishing assistance advantageous - ask about
our Mentor Program with partnering fish & wildlife agencies.