Fishing in Nebraska Schools (FiNS)

What is FiNS?

Fishing in Schools, or FiNS, is a curriculum program focused on basic fishing skills and an appreciation for the sport of angling.

Designed for grades 4-12, FiNS provides schools with teacher training, equipment, materials and activities. The primary FiNS activities are well suited for physical education programs. Additional activities integrate with all disciplines, making it simple to expand the program beyond the gym and into the classroom.

Qualifying schools are selected annually to receive a FiNS equipment package, and teacher training workshops are scheduled during summer months.

For more information, contact Larry Pape by email or by phone at 402-471-5447.

FiNS activities

Here are some fun fishing themed activities for the kids. Use the Fishing in Nebraska Schools curriculum to hone their skills in knot tying, casting, fish identification and more. Activities are listed in their suggested order. Each activity refers to a chapter of the Going Fishing Guide.

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