Youth & Student Activities

Are you contemplating a career in science? If yes, then browse the links on our careers page to learn more.

Meet a Scientist. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute scientists answer questions about their schooling and areas of research. An interview with different researcher is featured every quarter.

Get your feet wet with an internship at the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.  College students and postgraduates can gain hands-on experience and mentoring in biological science or associated fields while working with our researchers. Internships are generally three to four months in length. Areas of research and location of study will vary based upon current opportunities. Learn about these internships and how to apply.

How about a career in fish and wildlife law enforcement? Browse our links to read about the requirements, application process and training programs.

Kids' Fishing Clinics are fun-filled, one-day educational events that teach marine conservation and fishing skills.

The Junior Hunting Safety Program provides elementary school children with fun and engaging activities about outdoor ethics, gun safety and wildlife conservation.

For summer fun check out the Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp, the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, the Joe Budd Fish Camp, the  Beau Turner Camps or the Hunt Camps - HLC/Timpoochee.

The Florida panther and Florida manatee are two of Florida's most fascinating animals. Explore our links to learn all about these state animals, what they need to survive and how you can help them.

Take a Backyard Safari and explore the neat wildlife just outside your door. Every month we'll show you something new to do.

Kids' Saltwater Fishing Activity Box. An interactive teaching kit mailed to local hosts to instruct groups of children on fishing techniques and the importance of conservation.

 



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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