Mora NFH began its YCC program in 2011 with two Mora High School students. The students worked with biologists daily to accomplish fish culture tasks including; feeding, cleaning, sample counting, inventories, and collecting tissue samples from various sizes of Gila trout. They also assisted with various maintenance projects and basic office work. During their time here they worked with all staff members to obtain an overall picture of how the hatchery operates. This program helps strengthen relationships in the community and allows staff members to serve as mentors for community youth.
New Mexico Highlands University Internship
New Mexico Highlands University located in Las Vegas, NM has a program in place that allows undergraduate students an opportunity to obtain work experience in their chosen field. The University pays all costs associated with this program including the intern's salary. Mora NFH provides the opportunity for the student to gain hands on experience in the field.