Imagine having the power to educate and reshape perceptions in millions of American households using the nation’s only 17-time Emmy-winning outdoor youth educational television series. Then imagine that you also have the power to penetrate classrooms and home-schoolers across the country using PBS LearningMedia with week-long peer-driven curriculum that inspires our next generation of anglers, boaters and aquatic conservationists.Whew! With MILLIONS of impressions a year,
We don’t have to imagine anymore. Over the past four years, America’s Getting Families Fishing & Boating Initiative, created by the Future Angler Foundation and the Into the Outdoors Education Network, has been pivotal in building an unprecedented educational media production and distribution network that delivers the one-two punch of a national television series and interactive classroom curriculum that’s recruiting millions of new anglers and fisheries conservationists. And the numbers are astounding. So far, the Getting Families Fishing & Boating Series has been telecast across the country 884 times on 165 channels, making 30,115,483 half-hour impressions. Plus, many of the newer shows are still waiting to cycle into PBS distribution, boosting the number another 10 MILLION a year!
the entire fishing community, agencies, orgs, and industry can sit back and rest assured about the secure future of fishing and aquatic conservation, right? Definitely not. See why below.