Come and learn the science behind hook-and-line fishing. Stations will be set up to learn how to cast a fishing rod, tie knots, select a bait, identify fish, know the regulations, throw a cast net and then try your hand at fishing the mangrove shorelines of the Tampa Bay estuary. Not into fishing, perhaps seining is for you!


There are a number of other hands on "fishy" field trip experiences to choose from at the Suncoast:

  • What is a Fish (external anatomy)
  • Fish Dissections (internal anatomy)
  • Fish Feeding and Food Webs
  • Tarpon or Shark
  • Fish sampling methods
  • Fish Tagging Surveys
  • Catch-and-release Fishing
  • Becoming an Ethical Angler
  • Marine Habitats

General Info

School field trips are free, but you must provide the transportation to and from the Suncoast YCC. Minimum class size is 10 students and the maximum number of students in one day is 40. The Suncoast, as part of the FYCCN, requires a 1:10 adult to youth ratio for all land-based activities and a 1:5 adult to youth ratio for water based activities. We provide the instructors, lessons, necessary equipment and smiles for your memorable time here at SYCC. Please contact us with any questions and to book your field trip experience. Hurry, spaces fill up fast!