A major focus of this program is to create the next generation of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust members and conservationists. Students will have the opportunity to tag and track some of our favorite sport fish while also being educated on proper tagging, handling, and angling techniques. Experiences throughout the course are used to inspire writing seminars and discussions between students and mentors.
Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local community through education within the local school system, a program-taught fly fishing class for the locals, and visits to local villages and towns. Fish for Change Abaco will partner with two non-profit organizations during the week: Austin Serving Abaco and Friends of the Environment. Austin Serving Abaco works to provide kids in the community with education and a sense of hope. Friends of the Environment works with local kids to teach them about conserving and protecting the ecosystem of the island.