All Educational and Youth Programs

IGFA’s objectives are founded on the beliefs that game fish species, related food fish, and their habitats are economic, social, recreational, and aesthetic assets which must be maintained, wisely used and perpetuated; and that the sport of angling is an important recreational, economic, and social activity which the public must be educated to pursue in a manner consistent with sound sporting and conservation practices.

 With the worldwide systematic decline of many fish species, conservation and education have become important priorities for IGFA and environmentalists throughout the world. To help with this global mission, programs are available to your classroom as the Education Outreach Program!

Our educational programs offer the opportunity to discover the “essence of fishing”. The IGFA is recognized as a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center in partnership with Coastal America. Science labs are conducted for all grade levels and meet the FCAT and Florida Sunshine State Standards. Our variety of activities and programs will allow you to choose which program best fits your goals and objectives:


Education and Outreach Field Trips
Experience the IGFA by participating in one of our hands-on educational programs. Choose a one hour program or two half-hour programs. All programs meet the requirements for the Sunshine State Standards and have been designed by IGFA Marine Specialists.

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Fishing Camps
IGFA offers week-long summer camp adventures for children ages 7-12. Campers will spend time deep sea fishing, learning knots and rigs, tying jigs and visiting area fishing locations. All camp activities focus on conservation themed marine activities.

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School of Sportfishing
Brought to you by Mercury Marine, learn firsthand from some of the best captains in the world. These hands-on classes are designed for adults looking to expand on their sport fishing knowledge. Learn how to rig baits, where to target game fish, and much more.

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