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.

Learn saltwater fishing skills and conservation ethics by participating in a Kids' Saltwater Fishing Clinic or one of our many other Saltwater Fishing Programs like Youth Saltwater Fishing Camps and Nature Coast Fishing for Youth in Cedar Key. 

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, Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, Joe Budd Youth Conservation Center Camp, Suncoast Youth Conservation Center Camps, or the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Camps.

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.


FWC Facts:
The Junior Hunter Safety Program offers a series of 3 free courses for grades K-5, providing information on firearm safety, outdoor ethics and conservation.

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