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Shad in the Classroom Program on the Eno River, 2016. Photo by NC Museum of Natural History.

Biologist-in-Training program components

Activity guides

Individual students or groups may complete a BiT Activity Booklet (upper elementary ages) or BiT Activity Card (pre-K – elementary ages) at any National Fish Hatchery in the southeastern U.S., or also anywhere water flows.


Upon completion students may earn an official Biologist-in-Training certificate, patch or sticker from a local hatchery or by mailing in a signed certification of completion (contained in the BiT Activity Booklet) along with name and address to:

USFWS Fisheries Program
Attn: Biologist-in-Training
1875 Century Blvd. Atlanta,GA 30345

Extension activities

Group extension activities supplement the BiT activity guides and are offered for download online.

Supplemental materials

Supplemental materials available to support the BiT program include a program fact sheet, field trip confirmation form, letter to teachers, press release, logo, materials lists and ordering information, nametags, and volunteer shirts.

Online Support

This website offers program details, and students and teachers may receive assistance by emailing

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