Tag: Environmental Education
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July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery near Suches, Georgia, hosted a Seniors Fishing Rodeo for adults aged 55 and older on June 2 and a Family Fishing Festival for youth aged 16 and under on June 3. Both of the events drew large crowds. Learn more...
July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky celebrated Earth Day in a big way this year, with not one but two events. This spring, Wolf Creek hosted an Earth Day event by partnering with many state and local agencies including The Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Division of Water, and the Russell County Library. About 300 visitors participated in the event. Learn more...
November 10, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Most of the kids entered the water with eager anticipation, net in hand, happily getting their shoes and shorts wet while adult not only looked on, but encouraged them to explore the river. It was the second annual Toe River Valley Festival, an event that brought nearly every 5th grader in North Carolina’s Yancey and Mitchell County’s out into a river in their community. Learn more...
November 3, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In a tiny meeting room in Nebo, North Carolina, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, planning began in earnest for the 2011 Bat Blitz – an effort that will bring dozens of biologists from across the Southeast to North Carolina’s Avery County for an intensive three days of collecting information on the area’s bat populations. Nearly 10 years old, the bat blitz is becoming a tradition among southern biologists. Learn more...
October 27, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Our two-year old daughter has picked up a fascination with spiders, stemming from, as near as we can interpret, a bad dream involving the 8-legged creatures. Perhaps a little odd, since to our knowledge she’s never had a negative interaction with the animals, but now she takes the time to call attention to any spider webs she comes across and pauses and stares curiously at any spiders she finds. Learn more...
September 29, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Deep Creek flows out of the southern side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside of Bryson City. A popular weekend spot, entering the park by Deep Creek takes you through a gauntlet of tube rental companies, doing their part to help people enjoy the stream. On a recent Monday afternoon, this popular spot was besieged by a group of teachers from Swain, Macon, and Jackson Counties. Learn more...
September 22, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The streams of the Toe River Valley, in North Carolina’s Yancey and Mitchell Counties, are home to the endangered Appalachian elktoe mussel. The headwaters of these rivers can be found on the shoulders of Roan Mountain to the north, and Mount Mitchell to the south, each home to an array of rare plants and animals. From the standpoint of biodiversity, this is one of the most important areas in the Southern Appalachians, and as of yet, still one of the most rural. Learn more...
September 15, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. There’s a game I do with students, it’s called Common Water. People stand in a circle around a bucket of clean water. The people are a community, the bucket their common source of water. Each person assumes the role of part of the community – a farm, a town center, a housing development. Each person has a sponge and is given 30 seconds to use that sponge to get water from the bucket and put it in a cup at their feet, representing their use of the water. Learn more...
May 11, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Yancey County’s Cane River was once home to part of a thriving population of endangered Appalachian elktoe mussels. Recently beset with problems, hopefully through careful stewardship it will once again become a vibrant and beautiful river. The Cane River also runs past Mountain Heritage High School, the only public high school in Yancey Country. This year marks the fourth anniversary, and thus the first full graduating class, of the high school’s Eco-Club. Learn more...
January 5, 2010 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The headwaters of the Pigeon River are just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The river flows northwest across North Carolina’s Haywood County, crossing into Tennessee before joining the French Broad River. The town of Canton, North Carolina straddles the river and is home to a paper mill that was the historical source of water quality problems that eliminated much of the life in the river for miles downstream - one of the most egregious examples of water pollution in the Southern Appalachians. Learn more...