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  • 11/2017: The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) bullet points from their survey of teens:

    • On a typical school day, teenagers spend just one hour outdoors

    • 80% say they prefer to spend time indoors using electronic devices

    • Teens recognize that time outdoors makes them healthier (92%) and happier (88%)

    • Parents and educators are the most trusted sources of environmental education

  • 10/2017: NFSP CAST releases "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student - Student Edition" mobile app for students

      

  • 8/2017: NFSP CAST launches Online Training Course - Level 1 Teachers, Mentors & Level 2 Trainers may train, refresh, certify online

  • How To Improve Your Smile   

  • Roaring Fork Conservancy & NFSP

  •  1/2017: Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska, initiates NFSP Teacher Certification course in Health & Physical Education (K-12)

  • 9/28/2016: LPS Fall F.I.S.H. Tournament hosts 130 high school students: see slide show

  • 5/6/2016: F.I.S.H. Tournament makes front page news...

  • NFSP CAST makes available the "Learn How To Fly Fish" reference in mobile format.

  • NFSP CAST launches mobile app for "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student - Teacher Edition"

      

  • F.I.S.H. Tournament - Lincoln, Nebraska; September 23, 2015; 150 high school students expected; see flyer - drat! Another rain out!

  • NFSP CAST publishes the "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student" reference textbook, "Learn How To Fly Fish", in ebook format on Amazon.

  • NFSP CAST publishes "Learn How To Fly Fish" mobile app to Google Play Store; comprehensive instruction from the curriculum and equipment vendor of the National Fishing in Schools Program.  Ideal for those wishing to self-study from any device.

  •   F.I.S.H. Tournament - Lincoln, Nebraska; May 13, 2015; 175 high school students expected; see flyer

  • Fly Fish America features article on NFSP . . . see article

  • Over 1000 fish caught & released at LinConnect Youth Expo

  • Lincoln Public Schools pics of F.I.S.H. Tournament . . . LPS slideshow

  • F.I.S.H. Tournament makes front-page news . . . Front page September 18, 2014      Lincoln Star newspaper sideshow 

  • September 17, 2014 - NFSP F.I.S.H. Tournament, Lincoln, Nebraska . . . details

  • July, 2014 - Cortland announces support for NFSP . . . "For Education, we’re partnering with the National Fishing in Schools Program. The future of the sport and of the resource depends on it. We encourage you to learn more and consider getting involved directly as a volunteer, too." . . . read more...

  • Lincoln Southwest High School breaks the record: "Katie, Thanks for asking! The kids had a great time and we caught a ton of fish, 538 to be exact."  Lis Brenden. PE Teacher 5/9/2014

  • Responsive Management releases "2014 Preliminary Report" on survey of National Fishing in Schools Program teachers and students . . . download PowerPoint (please contact us for the complete report: 74 pages)

  • TU "8th Annual Tie-A-Thon" to benefit "Fishing in Schools" . . . see flyer

  • Nick Wiley, Director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, joins FEF Board of Directors . . . Fall, 2013

  • Nebraska F.I.S.H. Tournament set for September 17, 2014

  • David Whitehurst , Director, Bureau of Wildlife Resources, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, joins FEF Board of Directors...Fall, 2013

  • September, 2013 . . . Colorado Parks & Wildlife announces NFSP training.... see flyer

  • July, 2013 . . . Washington, D.C. schools produce their version of "Fishing in Schools" . . . see YouTube videos

  • July 1, 2013: NFSP report highlights doubling of schools in the 2012-13 school year; request a copy of the report to be sent by postal mail

  • June 5, 2013: Tracy Krause, FEF board member and co-author of "Cast A Fly, Catch A Student" curriculum wins NFL PE award  . . . Article

  • Local TU chapter pushes NFSP school to success . . . Article

  • May 10, 2013: Tennessee TV, Fox 17, covers NFSP...You Tube video

  • May, 2013: Tennessee to lead nation with first F.I.S.H.* Tournament...Details
    (* Fishing In Schools Happening)

  • DEADLINE 5/1/2013: TU offers "Teen Summit" . . . great opportunity for NFSP students!  click for details; for a broader list of youth-oriented camps & academies,  click here

  • Thames River, CT, newspaper article . . . introduces "Fishing In Schools" to Connecticut

  • 2013: NFSP partners with Trout Unlimited and National Recreation Foundation to support 10 or more schools in Connecticut in "Fishing In Schools"

  • . . .   Fly Life online article

  • Tennessee "Wild Side" features "Fishing in Schools" . . .  Tennessee "Wild Side"...

  • Denver CBS TV News covers NFSP at International Sportsman's Expo . . . see coverage

  • Ohio school initiates "Fishing in Schools" . . . see news article

  • Alabama to initiate "Fishing in Schools" educational opportunities . . . see press release

  • For release September 10, 2012 . . . Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency "Ups the Ante" for NFSP...see press release

  • September 5, 2012 . . . Responsive Management publishes preliminary data on NFSP survey results...view document

  • August 18, 2012 . . . CasTarget wins "Best Youth Specific Product" Award at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, Nevada, for the 2nd consecutive year...see press release

  • August 16, 2012 . . . NFSP to host roundtable discussion at International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, Nevada: “HOW NASP PROPELLED THE ARCHERY INDUSTRY TO NEW HEIGHTS" & its sequel, "How Fishing in Schools Can Propel the Fishing Industry To New Heights". Learn more...

  • July 9. 2012 . . . American Fly Fishing Trade Association announces partnership with NFSP.  3 year program will enable AFFTA-member retailers and manufacturers the opportunity to embrace their local schools by participating in the educational process.  Learn more...

  • May 15, 2012 . . . Tom Bennett joins FEF/NFSP Board of Directors; one of the key principles in the National Archery in Schools Program, after which "Fishing in Schools" is patterned, has joined the FEF board.  Tom Bennett, of Louisville, Kentucky, brings a unique level of experience and knowledge to our team.

  • April 26, 2012 . . . Fishing Education Foundation recipient of a 2012 National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

  • February, 2012 . . . Katie Cole appointed to Colorado Parks & Wildlife "Partners in the Outdoors" Steering Committee

  • January, 2012 . . . NFSP to be featured in "Wild On The Fly" TV broadcasts...see on the OUTDOOR CHANNEL, it’s a HD Show (High Definition)

  • January 6, 2012 . . . FEF files application for Youth Boating & Fishing Grant, with assistance of Partners

  • November, 2011 . . . Katie Cole selected to Trout Unlimited Youth Trout Unlimited's Headwaters Youth Board

  • November 4, 2011 . . . Field & Stream features "Fishing in Schools" http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/flytalk/2011/11/national-fishing-schools-program

  • November 1, 2011 . . . Fishing Education Foundation releases new video, "Fishing in Schools" on YouTube

  • Best of Show AwardAugust 20, 2011 . . . CasTarget wins "Best of Show" , YOUTH-SPECIFIC Product at International Fly Tackle Dealer annual trade show, New Orleans, LA

  • August, 2011 . . . Midcurrent online magazine features NFSP: Midcurrent Feature

  • July 14, 2011 . . . Press Release: "No Child Left Inside"

  • June 20, 2011 . . . "What's Right With Our Schools" airs on Channel 10 WBIR News, Knoxville, Tennessee "What's Right With Our Schools"

  • June, 2011...Fishing Education Foundation/NFSP joins OAK: Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) is a national strategic partnership of organizations from diverse sectors with the common interest in expanding the number and quality of opportunities for children, youth and families to connect with the outdoors.

  • March 31, 2011 . . . "Tennessee Wildside News broadcast features Fishing in Schools"; see it on You Tube video.

  • NFSP will be presenting and conducting a Level 1 Teacher Training session, Central District, AAHPERD, February 2-4, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 6/7/2011: Katie Cole, NFSP Program Manager, teams with Josh Nease, West Virginia Headwaters youth education coordinator for Trout Unlimited for WV youth event

  • 6/2-4, 2011: NFSP participates in Nation's River Bass Tournament, Washington, DC

  • 5/14 & 15, 2011: FEF/NFSP attends Recruitment & Retention Summit, Colorado Springs, CO

  • 5/11-13, 2011: NFSP supports 100 students at culminating fishing event, Lincoln, NE

  • 4/14-16, 2011: Fishing in Schools participates in Jim Range National Casting Call, Washington, DC

  • 3/2011: The Wildlife Society Professional article, Spring 2011

  • 2/22/11: North Platte Telegraph newspaper article, Nebraska

  • 1/29/11: Tennessee Wildside TV program features "Fishing in Schools"

  •  1/2011: NFSP partners with 6 state fish & wildlife agencies (CO, NE, NV, KY, TN, WY); partnership will work to provide cost sharing, mentoring and support for "after school" and club activities for NFSP schools

  • 12/2010: FEF files application for funding with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF); acceptance will support matching funds for 135 schools.

  • NFSP will be presenting at the Central District AAHPERD conference in Rapid City, SD, February 10-12, 2011

  • NFSP will be presenting at the Missouri
    AAHPERD state conference in Lake of the Ozarks, November 12-14, 2010

  • NFSP will be presenting at the Tennessee AAHPERD state conference in Murfreesboro, November 1 & 2, 2010

  • NFSP will be presenting at the Arizona AAHPERD state conference in Phoenix, October 21 & 22, 2010

  • NFSP will be presenting at the Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) annual meeting in Omaha, NE, October 4-6, 2010

  • NFSP to present at Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting (AFWA), Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 26-29, 2010

  • NFSP to attend American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) annual trade show in Denver, September 9-11, 2010

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation accepts NFSP curriculum 7/2010

  • News article, Angling Trade, June 2010

  • News article, Black Hills Pioneer, June 10, 2010

  • NFSP to exhibit National Archery in the Schools Program national competition, Louisville, KY; May 6-8, 2010

  • Katie Cole, Program Manager, presents NFSP to Nevada Dept. of Wildlife, Volunteer Instructor Training Academy; May 22, 2010

  • NFSP and "Front Page news" in Durango Herald, April 6, 2010

  • SE District Colorado Division of Wildlife to provide matching funds to area schools...April, 2010

  • PSA, Colorado Division of Wildlife to provide matching funds to SW District schools...April, 2010

  • NFSP exhibits/presents at National AAHPERD...March 17-19, 2010

  • NFSP Online Store opens...November 24, 2009

  • Lincoln Journal Star newspaper article...August 9, 2009

  • NFSP presents at several AAHPERD conferences

  • NFSP at AFFTA Fly Tackle Dealer Show...September 10-12, 2009

  • NFSP hosts fly casting competition at FFR

  • NFSP article in "Fly Fishing Colorado" September 17, 2009

  • NFSP in "FlyAnglersOnline" weekly magazine...October 12, 2009

  • NFSP in Wyoming's "Backcast" Newsletter...December, 2009

  • Tracy Krause, curriculum co-writer, receives 2008 National Teacher of the Year Award...April, 2008