Nearly 200 classrooms across Montana are Hooked on Fishing. Based on a national program called Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs, Montana's program uses fish and fishing as a means to teach nearly all content areas to upper elementary and middle school students. The program provides fishing equipment for students, training and curriculum for teachers, and in-class assistance by FWP staff and volunteer instructors.
To find out more about Hooked on Fishing, contact the nearest FWP office or call (406) 444-9943.
In 2006, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks conducted a broad evaluation of its Hooked on Fishing Program. The results have been published in a research document entitled, Assessing the Effectiveness of a Place-Based Conservation Education Program by Applying Utilization-Focused Evaluation. You can view the full research document, or a shorter, four-page research summary, by clicking the appropriate link below: