The National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) is a nationwide, in school program, that teaches the positive lifetime activity of fishing to students. NFSP educates students about fish, insects, aquatic environment, resource stewardship and conservation using fishing, and learning the skill of casting, as the instructional tool.
NFSP works in cooperation with state education and fish and wildlife agencies and a network of groups interested in teaching our youth how to fish in schools. The NFSP current curriculum, "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student", using fly rods, was specifically created to address a broad and inclusive framework of National Academic Standards.
In Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in partnership with local Trout Unlimited Chapters, is currently working with the NFSP to offer the program to schools across the state. We are offering trainings and grants to assist educators in setting up the NFSP in their schools. For more information on how your school can be involved, please contact Janet Milek, Aquatic Education Coordinator. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-233-6404.