Tag: Youth Conservation Corps
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August 3, 2018 | 1 minute read
Clay County, Tennessee, residents Brandon Boles and Mila McCullough spent this summer working at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery as Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) enrollees. Mila scrapes raceway walls. Photo by Andrew Currie, USFWS The two helped the hatchery staff with feeding fish, collecting and counting dead fish, cleaning tanks and raceways, moving fish around the hatchery, distributing fish to local waters, performing janitorial work, maintaining the public fishing area, and doing general grounds maintenance. Learn more...
June 26, 2018 | 1 minute read
YCC students Hope Barras and Joshua Cumbie assisting Camp Helen State Park in Panama City, FL with maintenance. Photo by USFWS. The Panama City Field Office welcomes two local teenagers, Hope Barras and Joshua Cumbie, who will take part in the 2018 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). This is a federally funded youth employment program facilitated by the Department of Interior. Hope and Joshua both attend Mosley High School and are leaders in the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program. Learn more...
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...
April 12, 2018 | 1 minute read
The Youth Conservation Corps of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences in national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. Read the full story...
August 23, 2017 | 1 minute read
The Fish and Wildlife Service, Panama City Field Office congratulates Rutherford High School students Sabrina and Starr Myers for a productive and successful summer as a member of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). This federally funded youth employment program facilitated by the Department of Interior, gives local high school student and opportunity for hands on experience working with endangered species and scientific research through civic engagement. Starr and Sabrina worked with biologist specializing in Gulf sturgeon, beach mice, sea turtles, Flatwood salamander and freshwater mussels. Read the full story...
July 19, 2017 | 1 minute read
Instead of the typical summer high school job flipping burgers or waiting tables, Sabrina and Star will work side by side with biologists working to achieve the Service’s mission for federal trust species inclu, gopher tortoises and sea turtles. Read the full story...