The National Fishing in Schools Program is a nationwide academic program that teaches the positive lifetime activity of fishing to students in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and beyond.
WHY "FISHING IN SCHOOLS"?
Fishing is widely accepted as a safe, wholesome, and non-controversial lifetime outdoor activity. The founders of the National Fishing in Schools Program ("Fishing in Schools") designed it so young people everywhere, whether urban or rural, could learn angling skills during their regular school day and then decide on their own how and where to apply those skills.
NFSP lesson plans, available in both fly and spincast fishing disciplines, are presented to students in grades K-12. Students in these grade levels are able to use age-group-specific NFSP equipment. The lesson plans were written to enable participation throughout these grade levels, offering a "continuum" of complimentary curricula to suit the needs of educators across multiple grades.
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"The goal of the National Fishing in Schools Program is to teach youth of all ages the fundamentals of fishing so they have the knowledge and skills to go out and catch fish."
Katie C. Dement
Director, National Fishing in Schools Program
"I wanted to say that I am very impressed with the quality of the whole equipment kit - targets, rods, reels, storage, etc.
I am so thankful to receive assistance with this and look forward to implementing it with our students/school. They are going to love it.
Thanks again for all that you do,"
The Watson Institute, APE Teacher
"Last semester was a real eye opener for a lot of my students. They found a lot of success in the gym catching the FishTargets. They absolutely had a blast.
It's great to see a program like this in the schools. Your kit was the key: with all the tools to turn on students who would otherwise be playing video games. I hope more schools across the state and country can find a way to incorporate this course into their curriculum."
PE Teacher, Wentzville, Missouri, K-12
INTRODUCTION TO NFSP