U.S. Coast Guard statistics show Florida leads the nation in boating accidents and boating fatalities.
Boater education classes are ways to address many of the contributing factors that lead to accidents.
Celeste Sanchez, district relations manager with Outdoor Education at Florida Virtual School, visited the ABC Action News studios recently.
Sanchez talked about how in-state high school students can earn their Florida Boating Safety Education ID card for free while earning school credit through the Florida Virtual School's Outdoor Education course.
Here is here interview with Action News weekend anchor James Tully.