Education - Let's Go Outside!
While the hatchery is frequently visited by elementary school groups, education efforts at the Little White Salmon/Willard National Fish Hatchery Complex focus on professional groups to bring a greater understanding of the complex issues involving salmon recovery in the Columbia River Basin and hatchery reform. Both hatcheries continue to be the destination for a number of organization and leadership program tours as well as topics for off-site presentations.
Examples include annual presentations on Columbia River hatchery issues to the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Foundation program class as part of their Columbia River seminar. This off-site presentation is followed by a visit to the hatchery for a hands-on presentation regarding hatchery reform issues. Similar hatchery reform and Columbia Basin issue presentations and follow-up tours have been conducted for the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Fisheries class from Mt. Hood Community College, the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New Employee Orientation Seminar class, and groups from a variety of government agencies. Please contact the Complex headquarters at 509-538-2755 if you are interested in scheduling a tour or presentation.