Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
Pacific Region: Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawai'i

Conservation Education, Interpretation, and Outreach


Our Outreach and Education programs create and present high quality education and information for the public, to share the cultural significance of fish to the peoples of the west. People of all ages are excited and eager to learn about nature. Learning is not limited to children, classrooms and books. Teachers are finding that our fish biologists, fish culturists, and managers are unlocking the gates and opening their doors to learning about our aquatic resources. Our "Information and Education" programs are assisting educators in meeting their required state environmental education mandates.

Featured project: Elwha River Recovery Curriculum

How are fish moving in a free-flowing Elwha River? This curriculum allows participants the opportunity to step into the shoes of scientists studying the response to the world's largest dam removal project. Use Google's free My Maps program and real-world fish tracking (radio telemetry) data to follow the migrations of Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Pacific Lamprey, and Bull Trout.

Target grades: middle (7th and 8th grade) through high-school students.

Go Outside!

Outdoor Activities in and around Portland, Oregon
Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activites
50 Places to go Fishing with 60 Minutes of Portland

Learn more about our field station's I&E efforts

The Pacific Region Fisheries Outreach Team is comprised of Information and Education Specialists throughout the Region. The leaders on this team are located at: Dworshak NFH Complex, Lower Columbia River National Fish Hatcheries, Columbia River Fisheries Program Office and Leavenworth NFH Complex.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide
Pacific Lamprey learning and activity book
Pacific Salmon and Steelhead Coloring Book
Biologist in Training - A guide to exploring and understanding fish and their habitats
Freshwater Mussel Activity Book and Learning Resource


Publication List and Ordering Form


Last updated: October 22, 2020

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