Teachers Have More Time to Apply for Physh Ed Grant Money

The application deadline for the Future Fisherman Foundation’s Physh Ed program has been extended to February 9, 2009.
The program offers public, private and charter school teachers the chance to apply for $2,500 grants that will support fishing and/or boating activities in their school’s physical education programs. Applications must be submitted electronically to peapp@asafishing.org.
Physh Ed grant money can be used for equipment, field trips, and curriculum materials to assist instructors in carrying out fishing, boating and conservation education. Grant recipients will also receive a week of training in fishing and boating techniques. The training will take place July 2009 in Traverse City, Mich. Grant applications and a complete list of application guidelines can be found at www.futurefisherman.org
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources also offers fishing and casting programs outside of the Physh Ed program. For more information contact Doug Darr, ADCNR Aquatic Education Coordinator, directly at (334) 242-3884. Information is also available through any Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division District Fisheries Office.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.