Find creative ways to teach science, math or language arts; connect your students with nature; or learn new outdoor skills all within these pages. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers many programs that can enhance your teaching while introducing students to interesting and engaging aspects of fish and wildlife. Browse the sites on the right hand menu and see all the ways you can introduce something wild into your teaching.

Schoolyard Wildlife Project

Designed to move students outdoors to investigate the ecological world of common plants and animals right there in the schoolyard.

Florida Black Bear Curriculum Guide

A series of field tested, multi-disciplinary lessons about Florida's black bear designed for grades 3-8.

Junior Hunter Safety

A series of 3 courses about firearm safety, outdoor ethics and conservation for grades K-5.

Junior Birder Program

Introduce younger students to bird-watching.

Archery in Schools

Teaching International style target archery in 4th-12th grade physical education classes.

Train the Trainer in Aquatic Education

Pass on the fishing tradition and offer the next generation an opportunity to enjoy healthy sportfish populations.

Saltwater Fishing Camps, Clinics, and Collection Certificates

Learn about our fishing clinics for all ages, youth camps, aquatic species collection certificates for teachers, angler recognition and so much more.

Freshwater Fish Camps

A network of freshwater fish camps is constantly being expanded around the state, to deliver an established curricula pertaining to recreational fishing, conservation and boating safety.

MarineQuest School Daze

Students in grades 4-8 tour lab stations and hands-on displays at FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs

Recruits anglers from all sectors of society too become responsible stewards of aquatic resources.

Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center

Provides an opportunity for youth to learn about aquatic ecology in a natural setting.

Chinsegut Nature Center

The center hosts numerous nature and recreational skills programs including archery, introductory birding, butterflies, map and compass and wild, edible plants.

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

Provides exciting learning opportunities for youth and families while they participate in recreational outdoor activities along the eastern shore of Tampa Bay

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC) is located on the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in western Palm Beach County. The EYCC provides students and campers with unique conservation programs that feature outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades.

FWC Facts:
The Hunter Safety Mentoring exemption encourages experienced hunters to teach novice hunters about safety, ethics, wildlife, hunting skills and respect for Florida's outdoors.

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