Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery
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The Harold B. Wales Environmental Education Classroom

Environmental Education Building. Credit: USFWS

Environmental Education Building. Credit: USFWS

The Classroom is used for grades K-12 and has been used for teacher workshops. It is a specially designated building located at the fish hatchery capable of holding up to 32 students in a classroom/wetlab setting. Designed to be used in conjunction with the hatchery's REAPERS (Revitalizing Environmental Activities & Programs as Educational Resources in Schools) manual, or separately for individually designed lessons, the classroom has:
Enough tables and chairs to accommodate 32 students, 16 student grade dissecting microscopes, a flex cam, monitor, and VCR, overhead projector, slide projector, 4' x 8' dry erase board, markers, buckets and nets for 32 students, hands-on items like turtle shells, feathers, stuffed animals, and animal tracks.

Necessary supplies for REAPERS lessons (scissors, glue, tape, jars, markers, paper, etc.)

 

Environmental Education Opportunities Are Discovered At The Hatchery!

A future scientist. Credit: USFWS
A future scientist. Credit: USFWS
Middleschool students using microscopes to identify plankton in the environmental education classroom. Credit: USFWS
Middleschool students using microscopes to identify plankton in the environmental education classroom. Credit: USFWS
University student teachers from a field lab using the classroom. Credit: USFWS
University student teachers from a field lab using the classroom. Credit: USFWS
Elementary students garthering plankton from the hatchery ponds. Credit: USFWS
Elementary students garthering plankton from the hatchery ponds. Credit: USFWS

 

Last updated: May 5, 2010