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“The enthusiasm demonstrated by the students, teachers, administration and parents is overwhelming. What a great way to connect with kids. Fishing is a true lifetime activity where everyone can find enjoyment.”  Shelly Lubien-Hayden, Hahn Intermediate School Davison, Michigan

The Physh Ed National Fishing and Boating Education Grants initiative enables public, private or charter schools to design and deliver high quality, standards-based fishing related programming as a part of their regular, daily curriculum. Fishing provides a great activity that can engage and inspire students through effective hands-on learning and skill development.  The Foundation enthusiastically supports the quality work of hundreds of educators across the country, who are actively utilizing fishing as a part of their daily physical education, science or personal development classes.

Physh Ed provides access and opportunities for children in many areas that would not exist otherwise. The programs’ strength lies in the ability of educator to receive funds; obtain training and develop a quality program that is a part of every student’s regular school day. Additionally, Physh Ed enables educators to deliver important life lessons; necessary hands-on conservation skills and to provide a meaningful introduction to the lifelong pursuit of the great American pastime of fishing.

How Can You Get Involved?

  • Connect with your local school
    If they have a fishing program help them out through a donation of money, your time, or other resources. If they do not have a program, offer to help to begin one (we’ll be happy to guide you through the steps!).
  • Form an after school youth fishing club
    Reach out to other like- minded organizations in your community that want to increase the opportunities for youth to get outside and learn a sport they can participate in for a lifetime.  Reach out to parents, PTA’s, angling clubs and organizations, Parks and Recreation staff, and other outdoor groups.
  • Support the efforts of the Future Fisherman Foundation
    Help support our efforts by donating your time or resources or by making a contribution to help enable youth angling programs in their school and community.

Get Involved! Help to Ensure the Future of Fishing!  

“I loved to fish and thought it was a great idea to get my students excited about science. Our attendance improves, our behaviors are better and our students have become very aware of aquatic conservation issues. It is a win-win for everyone!”  Pete Della Ratta, Woodlawn Beach Middle School, Gulf Breeze, FL

Grant Information

Through our partnership with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, the Future Fisherman Foundation has developed the Physh Ed grants initiative which offers grants in the amount of $2,500 to certified teachers in public, private or charter schools. Our grants, training, and other services help prepare teachers to launch fishing and boating programs in schools …

Participating Schools

The schools that were awarded grants for the 2008/2009 school year are listed below. The list represents 76 schools in 32 states across the United States. Allamuchy Township School Allamuchy, NJ Arrowhead Union High School Hartland, WI Badger High School Lake Geneva, WI Boise Senior High School Boise, ID Bolles Harbor Math & Science Center …


“All visitors were highly impressed with the abilities of the students how little if any help they needed. They all displayed the correct physical, mental, social and emotional skills as well as sharing, helping, safety and fishing skills. The kids were awesome!” Calley Williams Morgan City Junior High School, Morgan City, Louisiana   “I have …