BY LIZ HACKNER, GENOA NFH
Laura Chappell and I were afforded the opportunity to attend the Midwest Region’s Annual Summer Intern workshop in Bloomington, Minnesota at the end of July. We really thank the hatchery for supporting our attendance as we think that they just can’t do without us! While in Bloomington we had the amazing opportunity to meet other interns from all over the Region. At the workshop Laura and I had the pleasure of learning all the Service has to offer and all of the important and exciting work being accomplished throughout his region.
We were informed through presentations and conversations about all of these programs, including programs less familiar to us, like Science Applications and Wildlife Sport and Fish Restoration. Laura and I agreed that the highlight of our week was our opportunity to deliver our own presentations to the fisheries staff at the regional office. We were able to talk with the staff and leadership about careers within fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I think the regional office staff really enjoyed hearing our stories about the work we do at Genoa.
Thanks again to the hatchery and regional office staffs for your support and commitment to training the future fisheries and aquatic conservation professionals within the Service.