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 across the country. Grants are awarded to schools to offer fishing and boating education programs as a part of a cross curricular curriculum that meets state academic standards. Entering into its 6th year, the Physh Ed program has reached over 80,000 students in over 300 schools since its inception.
Our partnership provides a researched based curriculum, hands-on training, equipment discounts, and ongoing guidance from the Foundation staff and its partners. During the summer prior to their program implementation, each school sends one teacher to attend a 5-day hands-on skill based training workshop in angling skills and sustainable program development. Transportation, lodging and meals are all covered by the grant funds. Experienced professionals in the field of aquatic education, fishing, boating and conservation deliver workshop educational sessions both in the classroom and on the water in the following subjects:
- Angling and boating-basic skill progression and safety
- Fly fishing and fly tying
- Aquatic Conservation
- Programming and Partnerships
- Equipment and tackle-purchasing, maintaining and repairing
* Grant applications currently not being accepted at this time. Please contact us for other education options.
For questions regarding the Physh Ed application process, please email the Foundation HERE