Wil Hafner FINS Program Coordinator
Fishing in The Natural State (FINS) teaches Arkansas's youth basic angling skills and introduces them to the outdoor world of fishing. Carefully designed programs guide new anglers from the first introduction to a hook and line, all the way through on-the-water fishing experiences. It also combines the lessons learned in the outdoors with school-based curriculum, such as math, science and language arts, so it's the perfect substitute for a traditional classroom lesson.
FINS is designed for groups of students in grades 4 through 12. You can be in the classroom, a 4-H club, a homeschool group, scout group or any other organized group of students.
FINS program events can be adapted to match your group's needs and level of experience. Four options currently are available to get youth involved: