Saltwater Outreach and Education Programs

 Kids' Saltwater Fishing ClinicKids learn to cast at Kids' Fishing Clinics

One-day educational events create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. Dates and Locations

Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

One-day educational events introduce fishing and responsible marine resource stewardship to women.

Angler Recognition Programs

This program External Website entices anglers to get involved and learn more about Florida’s diverse marine resources while adding to an exciting day out on the water. 

Aquatic Species Collecting Certificates

This partnership between the Florida Marine Science Educators Association (FMSEA) and the FWC provides educators with a special activity license that allows them to conduct educational field exercises and collect aquatic organisms for educational purposes. To receive the certificate, the educator must complete a two- to three-hour workshop highlighting both the benefits and alternatives to the collection of aquatic species for use in the classroom. These workshops are held throughout Florida. Collection methods, best management practices, and associated conditions and restrictions are discussed. The workshop is available to certified Florida teachers and/or employees of educational centers. 

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Children and adults who spend time outdoors hiking, birding, fishing, boating or hunting learn to appreciate and become better stewards of our environment.

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