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Tag: Connecting People With Nature

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Articles

  • A young boy jumping across a grassy field like a frog.
    Information icon Leaping like a frog. Photo Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Longest Day of Play

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Kentucky’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud of its long-standing tradition of collaborating with the local Russell County Health Coalition to promote healthy lifestyles in the community. Each June, we join our partners in celebrating the Longest Day of Play, a day set aside to celebrate the longest day of the year. The goal is to encourage physical, outdoor activity among children and families in the community. The event provides a great opportunity for community members to volunteer, play, and learn.  Learn more...

  • Two young children fishing in a kiddie pool.
    Information icon Playing at the kiddie pool. Photo by USFWS.

    20th annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is a success

    July 19, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On the morning of June 10, a total of 2,000 nine-inch rainbow and 10 large display rainbow trout and brook trout were released in the creek below the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Tennessee for the 10th annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo. Held in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the rodeo is open to young people aged 15 and under. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.  Learn more...

Lafayette

  • An employee in uniform explains species and their habitats to a group of students.
    Information icon Sharing Knowledge Of Wildlife And Their Habitat At An Earth Day School Event. Photo by USFWS.

    Outreach and education

    Learn more about the Louisiana Field Office Outreach Program. We provide information and programs to the public, classrooms, and local groups concerning threatened and endangered species, biodiversity, wildlife ecology, and other natural resource-oriented issues in Louisiana.  Learn more...

News

  • A diverse group looks through binoculars at birds on the ocean shore.
    Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Migratory Bird Day. Photo couresty of Kyle Christensen, Wildlands Conservancy.

    New study shows Americans’ deep appreciation for nature, barriers to connection

    April 26, 2017 | 3 minute read

    The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation leaders to expand how they work to connect people with nature. The Nature of Americans National Report: Disconnection and Recommendations for Reconnection reveals important insights from a study of nearly 12,000 adults, children, and parents, and provides actionable recommendations to open the outdoors for all.  Read the full story...

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