Educating Communities

SMFCF educates youth and the community about safe angling practices that will bring a positive environmental influence for generations to come.

SMFCF is an official partner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  Through their Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) program, our organization is able to host fishing clinics using the FWC's Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs curriculum.  We use this curriculum as a basis for our Fishing Clinics.  These clinics teach the basics of fishing, habitat conservation, as well as catch-and-release techniques in accordance to FWC standards.

Additionally, as a member of the FYCCN, we are connected to an equipment loaner program that allows us to make the supplies needed more accessible to those in our community.  Through this community outreach, we host various clinics outside of just fishing, including archery, paddle sports, and wildlife discovery.
Interested in Discovering the Outdoors?  Check our Events Page to see when our next clinic is.