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COLEMAN NFH: Coleman National Fish Hatchery Walks this Way
Region 8, October 3, 2009
Photo 1. Coleman NFH educational booth at Walk this Way. USFWS photo.
Photo 1. Coleman NFH educational booth at Walk this Way. USFWS photo. - Photo Credit: n/a
Photo 2. Coleman NFH employees Kurtis Brown and Jeff Freund discuss salmon lifecycle and distribute handouts to attendees at Walk this Way. USFWS photo.
Photo 2. Coleman NFH employees Kurtis Brown and Jeff Freund discuss salmon lifecycle and distribute handouts to attendees at Walk this Way. USFWS photo. - Photo Credit: n/a

by Brett Galyean, Coleman NFH
Staff from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery got a chance to talk about salmon and the Fish and Wildlife Service‚Äôs role in fish conservation during the Third annual Walk This Way event October 3, 2009, at Turtlebay in Reddling, Calif.  This was the first year that the Coleman National Fish Hatchery had participated in Walk This Way, which promotes healthy choices and lifestyles in the local community.  Hatchery employees staffed an educational outreach booth positioned appropriately near the Turtle Bay Aquarium, providing excellent opportunities for staff to interact with people, and answer questions about the hatchery or the various fish species swimming in the aquarium. Children were given passports that could be stamped as they participated in different activities or tables at the event.  . In order for the children to get their passport stamped at the Coleman NFH booth, each child answered answer a few questions about salmon or the salmon life cycle. To be considered complete, the passport needed stamps from at least 10 different activities.  Once the passport was completed, the child could turn it into the prize box for a drawing that was held at the end of the day.

Contact Info: Brett Galyean, 530-365-8622, brett_galyean@fws.gov