Green Bay FWCO
Inspiring Future Conservationists at the Luxemburg-Casco
School Career Fair
BY TYLER HARRIS, GREEN BAY FWCO
Green Bay FWCO staff Ted Treska (Fish Biologist) and Tyler Harris (Biological Science Technician) prepare for the crowd. Credit: USFWS
An estimated 750 energetic and inquisitive students attended the event, ranging from 8-12th grade. Attendees were from 3 area high schools, parents of students, and the general public. Forty other presenters lined the bustling gymnasium to speak about their respective professions, including skilled trades, retail, agriculture, transportation, and many more. All participants who stopped by the booth were provided with general information about the USFWS, covering fisheries, ecological services, refuges, and law enforcement. Those lured to the booth by the fish-centric display were given a more focused explanation of the mission of the GBFWCO and the sampling techniques like electro-fishing, gillnetting, and environmental DNA testing we use to achieve the mission. Students expressing interest in our work were given advice on academic paths and extra-curricular activities that would be helpful in pursuing a fisheries career.
Tyler Harris (Biological Science Technician) explains a normal day in the life of a technician with an interested high school student. Credit: Ted Treska, USFWS