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PARENTS & EDUCATORS

The PA Fish and Boat Commission has many programs and materials available for educators. The Commission is also fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers throughout the state that provide a number of services for the anglers and boaters of PA.

Activities & Education Portal
PFBC’s Activities & Education Portal, is a FREE online resource where youth, parents, teachers and informal educators can find fun, educational and skill building videos and numerous, PRINTABLE activity sheets, coloring pages, PLAY Newsletters and publications by topic (e.g. aquatic resources, fish, amphibians, reptiles, fishing, kayak fishing, fly fishing, water safety and paddle sports). This portal provides multiple ways of discovery and interaction. Each category includes coloring pages, crafts, skills building activities, videos, publications and more.

Publications found on this online resource are not available in print, but are saved in PDF format for easy printing at your home/school!

PFBC FREE Publications Page
This page provides a listing of print publications and maps that PFBC currently has available that you can order for FREE. All you need to do is indicate the items you would like by checking the boxes next to the publications listed on this page. Single copies are free. Limit: 6 items. For multiple copies of the same title, please complete the Requisition for Educational Publications Form using the titles of the publications from the webpage.

Visit PFBC’s Activities and Education Portal to find FREE online resources, including videos and numerous, PRINTABLE activities, coloring pages, PLAY Newsletters and publications by topic. Publications found on this online resource are not available in print, but are available in PDF format for easy printing at your home/school!

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program
Locations that provide free loans of equipment.

Envirothon
All the latest for the aquatics portion of the PA Envirothon, past results also listed.

KARE (Keystone Aquatic Resources Education)
Environmental workshops for educators, a great way for K-12 teachers to meet the Environmental Education mandates.

Growing up WILD -- early childhood education program

Trout in the Classroom
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a conservation-oriented, interdisciplinary, environmental education program for students grades 3-12. Designed to incorporate environmental education into school curriculums, TIC is implemented during the school year, September to May.
(https://www.patroutintheclassroom.org)

Training
Course schedules of training for educators.

Aquatic field study
Permit information for collecting aquatic life.