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December 05, 2007

Grants on Fishing for Physical Education Teachers

WATERBURY, VT -- The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), through the Future Fisherman Foundation's Physh Ed National Fishing and Boating Grants Initiative, provides grants to kindergarten through grade 12 teachers to implement fishing and boating units in their physical education (PE) classes.

For the 2008/2009 school year, the Future Fisherman Foundation is offering individual grants of $2,500 to qualified PE teachers. Grant monies can be used for fishing and boating equipment, field trips, curriculum materials and other resources to assist instructors in carrying out fishing, boating and conservation education. Grant recipients also receive an intense week of training in fishing and boating techniques.

Applications must be received electronically via e-mail on or before Monday, January 21, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. EST. To obtain grant application forms or for more information on the Physh Ed National Fishing and Boating Grants Initiative and other angler education programs and services, please visit www.futurefisherman.org or contact Anne Danielski at adanielski@asafishing.org or (703) 519-9691, x254. All applicants will be notified of the status of their grant applications by March 30, 2008.

Special Vermont Program for Teachers

Mark Scott, Education Manager for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, reports that the State also offers a special program for Vermont teachers called "Let’s Go Fishing” in which students learn about basic fishing skills as well as the state’s aquatic resources. Several schools in Vermont have capitalized on this free program that is suitable for all grade levels.

Scott says physical education instructors have had success working with science teachers while utilizing the Let’s Go Fishing Program. Let’s Go Fishing administrators will visit with any teacher interested in bringing the curriculum and program to their school. Fish & Wildlife also loans free equipment and supplies.

Interested teachers should contact: Trish Pelkey, Let's Go Fishing Program Coordinator, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, PO Box 6004, Rutland, VT 05702, (802) 747-7900, or e-mail trish@gwriters.com.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: December 05, 2007 14:57:14