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  • Chattahoochee Forest’s Trout in the Classroom program

    October 4, 2018 | 1 minute read

    Trout in the Classroom representative Roger Johnson visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery for help in setting up Fannin County High School’s Trout in the Classroom program  Learn more...
  • Children playing a game in a grassy field.
    Information icon Bat vs. Bug Chase Game. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS.

    Dale Hollow holds sixth Wilderness Day Camp

    August 3, 2018 | 1 minute read

    The Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery hosted the sixth annual Wilderness Day Camp on July 12, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Archery instruction. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS. Activity stations included BB-gun and archery target shooting, water safety, a dog care and handling demonstration, fly rod casting, and an introduction to bats.  Learn more...
  • A dozen plus children smiling while holding their Let’s Go Fishing activity books.
    Information icon A group of students at Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Crystal Thomas, USFWS.

    How to earn the Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Badge

    June 19, 2018 | 1 minute read

    On June 14, 2018, dozens of students visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Georgia, as part of a local public school summer program. Project Leader Kelly Taylor and Program Assistant Crystal Thomas gave tours through the hatchery building and raceways as they talked with students, teachers, and parents about the life cycle of a trout, hatchery operations, and stocking. Tours included seeing a stocking truck and watching staff members feed fish.  Learn more...
  • Five volunteers sit under an outdoor pavillion for students at the local elementary school.
    Information icon Local Ruritan group constructed seating area with donated materials. Photo by Kendall Smith, USFWS.

    Students go wild at school

    June 19, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Students at White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary Schools in Edenton, North Carolina, have not just been reading about wildlife; they’ve been creating homes for wildlife right in their schoolyard. Over the past two years, students, teachers and many volunteers worked together to plant over 1,000 pollinator-friendly plants, enhance a wetland, and construct a trail and seating areas so that students will have their own space to learn outside. It’s called the Sandy Ridge Outdoor Classroom and it’s the students’ new favorite place at school.  Learn more...
  • 2018 Family Adventure Day in Louisiana

    May 31, 2018 | 2 minute read

    On March 10, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s [Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office](/lafayette) and the Baton Rouge Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office participated in the Healing House’s Family Adventure Day fundraiser and community outreach event in Lafayette, Louisiana  Learn more...
  • Service biologist and refuge volunteer each hold their Kentucky Colonel certificates for the camera surrounded by friends and family.
    Information icon Ray Stainfield and Stacey Hayden receive their Kentucky Colonel certificates. Photo by USFWS.

    Two Colonels at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

    May 31, 2018 | 2 minute read

    Education Specialist Stacey Hayden, and long-time refuge volunteer Ray Stainfield, are Kentucky Colonels. The honored title is given in recognition of an individual’s contribution to his or her community, state, or nation. This respect is recognized by the Governor, and is the highest honor awarded in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ray Stainfield, a retired engineer, has served as a long-time volunteer on public lands in western Kentucky. He has volunteered for the U.  Learn more...
  • Two dozen primary school students gather around an instructor and a small fire.
    Information icon Describing the benefits of prescribed fire. Photo by Durwin Carter, USFWS.

    Wood Magic happens at Sewee Visitor Center

    December 21, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Have you ever wondered how paper is made from trees? Do you know why it’s important to recycle paper? Do you know that when a log is cut at the saw mill everything is used to make different wood products? Why do foresters use prescribed burning for forested areas? What are some gifts from the forest? Just ask South Carolina a fifth graders who attended the Wood Magic Forest Fair at the the Service’s Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina in November.  Learn more...
  • Chattahoochee Forest hosts Fannin County High School students

    December 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On Nov. 29, 2017, Fannin County High School Agriculture Class students visited Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Georgia. Project leader Kelly Taylor and program assistant Crystal Thomas provided a tour of the hatchery grounds. Taylor spoke with students about hatchery operations, stocking, volunteering and careers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He encouraged interested students to apply for Youth Conservation Corps positions offered during the summer and explained that the program provides good experience for those aiming for an education and career in working with the Service.  Learn more...
  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Friends group educate local school children

    November 30, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge was recently awarded a $12,420 Great Ideas Initiative grant from the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Florida. The grant will fund an intern to work with refuge staff members to enhance and expand the educational programs at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. A refuge volunteer teaches a group of students. Photo by Ronald Frendreis, refuge volunteer.  Learn more...
  • A group of participants poses for a photo in front of the visitor’s center
    Information icon Outdoor Eco Day partners gather at the end of a rewarding day. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    STEM enrichment for fourth graders at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

    November 30, 2017 | 2 minute read

    What could be better than a beautiful, crisp, sunny October day spent at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery enjoying hands-on science fun? On Friday, Oct. 27, a 10-year tradition continued when more than 230 Russell County fourth graders spent the day immersing in nine exciting STEM stations at the annual Outdoor Eco Day hosted by Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Russell County Soil Conservation District.  Learn more...

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