Forestville, WI – Designed to help youth more easily enter the ranks of active anglers, the non-profit Future Angler Foundation (FAF), in conjunction with Into The Outdoors Education Network, offers a series of free educational fishing videos designed to capture the imagination of elementary, middle-school, and high school youth. “Crazy for Crappies” showcases the series 30-minute television format and is perfect for family viewing while shorter custom video segments, complete with lesson plans, are ideal for sharing in classroom settings.
In Crazy for Crappies, middle school host, Kevin, is joined by his aunt and a local fishing guide as the trio set out in search of some slab specks. Along the way they discuss finding ideal crappie habitat, life cycle, feeding preferences, specific fishing techniques and catch and release practices while also touching on the importance of sustainable and ethical fishing, ecology, and being a good caretaker for planet earth. The episode concludes with an old-fashioned lakeside fish fry.
“At FAF, we strive to introduce the public to the joys and thrills of fishing and boating through our extensive educational, promotional and grass roots efforts,” says the non-profit organization’s president, Patrick Neu. “We are laser-focused on our mission to help recruit, retain, and reactivate recreational anglers and boaters. Through our series of fun, focused and highly informative peer-hosted videos, we’re reaching out to the next generation of potential anglers and making it easier for them to come on board.”
So, gather the family and enjoy watching Kevin and his fishing partners catch a few slabs before heading out with your own family and friends to give it a try. If you like the segment, be sure to check out other titles in the series including, among others, Wild About Walleye, Cane Poles & Kids, High School Bass Club, 101, and The Personal Rewards of Fishing.
Check out FAF’s entire online series at Into the Outdoors, or on television in the educational blocks offered on PBS nationwide and other over the air networks.
The Future Angler Foundation (FAF) is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in April of 2012. The FAF’s mission is to “Create New Anglers and Boaters” through its support of angler education and boating safety programs hosted by passionate, knowledgeable volunteers throughout the U.S. and through its “Getting Families Fishing” initiative, a series of free source digital educational programs developed to engage young anglers and boaters as they educate them about angling in an exciting, informative, and effective manner. More information about the FAF can be found online at www.futureangler.org.