"HOOKING" YOUTH ON FISHING FOR THE FUTURE
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Funding for FEF is provided by public and private foundations, state and federal entities, companies and individuals interested in teaching youth the valuable lifetime benefits of fishing. To facilitate their participation, FEF awards grants to applicant schools as funds become available. 100% of the tax-deductible contributions received by the Fishing Education Foundation are used to support schools and institutions wishing to instruct "Fishing in Schools" to their students.
When awarding grant funds, the FEF/NFSP preference is for 50% matching funds: i.e., the participating school pays 50% of the cost and FEF awards a grant for the other 50%. In some instances, full funding is available for a limited number of applicants. Grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
NFSP MAKES IT EASY
Set-up and operation, equipment, and training methods used in NFSP are standardized and the same for every school participating in the program. If an educator is new to angling, our training prepares the teacher to confidently and effectively teach the sport to youth.
NFSP lesson plans were co-written by educators (including a National PE Teacher of the Year) and passionate anglers. Lessons are designed to be compliant with 4 core content standards: Physical Education, Science, Language Arts and Technology. Both curricula are designed to be taught for 10 days and offer more than 10 lessons in each. The lessons are easy to use and administer while offering flexibility to the needs of the teacher. With assessments built in to every lesson (and quizzes along the way), tracking your students learning and improvement is made easy. NFSP makes teaching the sport of fishing easy for educators. We provide curriculum and equipment tailored to:
- Elementary School - grades K-5
- Middle School - grades 6, 7 & 8
- High School - grades 9, 10, 11
- College & University
- Other educational programs & NGOs
Equipment used in NFSP is age-group-specific, standardized and approved by the FEF Board of Directors. A principle of "Fishing in Schools" is that equipment used is safe, universal fit, modern, affordable, durable, easy for the teacher and the student to learn to use, and closely the same for every student within his/her age group.
The "NFSP Curriculum Kit" is equipped with everything a teacher needs to teach students how to fish, while at the same time educating students about various elements of the sport: fish, habitat/environment, food/imitations, conservation and more.