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May activities at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Jamestown, Kentucky – Looking for some great activities in May? Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is the place to be!

May 11, 2019 - Calling all budding photographers. Join us from 8 a.m. – 12 noon CDT for a free Nature Photography Workshop. Instruction provided by Cindy Burton, visual communications professor at Somerset Community College. The class will include a beginner’s guide to the DSLR camera, lenses and their uses, shooting modes, good composition, hands-on nature photography and processing your photos. Please bring your own DSLR camera (equipment will not be provided). Be prepared for hiking; appropriate clothing for the weather, water and bug spray are recommended. Sign up soon as there are only 15 spots in this workshop.

May 18, 2019 - Gear up for the 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. Fishing 101 is a free workshop on the basics of fishing. Participants will rotate through stations including knot tying, baiting a hook, choosing the right bait for the right fish, proper casting form, hands on fishing at the creek and many other activities. All ages welcome; activities available from 8 a.m. – 12 noon CDT.

2nd Saturday Fly Fishing at Hatchery Creek with professional volunteer fly fisherman Mark Lamberth. Two sessions will be offered each 2nd Saturday of the month - 10a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. CST. Spots are limited. Contact Mark at 615-513-6193. You must be pre-registered to attend. Sessions are free. Registrants will meet in the Visitor Center and sign in at least 15 minutes prior to session. If possible, please bring your own gear. Some gear will be available. Mark has 50 years of experience fly-fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share.

Wolf Creek NFH improves scientific literacy through nationally recognized formal and non-formal science and conservation education programs.

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Moria Painter, environmental education specialist

Ashley Buffington, environmental education specialist

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