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Hatchery plans numerous events

July is officially here, and along with fireworks and fun, why not make plans to spend some time outdoors with you and your family?  Or maybe you are a teacher seeking professional development credits or a nonformal educator in need of CEU’s?  Whatever the case, check out the following events in store at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery for the month of July!

Are you looking for some new, fun and exciting hands-on environmental education activities to use in your classroom, with your Scout troop, 4-H group, etc?  If you’ve answered “YES!” then here is a GREAT class for you!   Join facilitator Elizabeth McNulty with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Education Program, as she leads you through one and/or two fun-filled days of hands on learning that is sure to be a great training opportunity for teachers, Girl/Boy Scout leaders, 4-H volunteers, etc.  Teachers in attendance will gain professional development hours and also program guidance in core content areas and national standards. 
Project Food, Land & People
 promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world.  The dates for the workshop are Wednesday and Thursday, July 8th and 9th.  Class will kick off at 9am 4pm CST (both days). 
Wednesday, July 8th will be the facilitators training and Thursday, July 9th will be the educator workshop.  Those facilitators trained on Wednesday are encouraged to stay and watch an educator workshop in action on Thursday, July 9th. 

The cost to attend is
$40 if attending both days and $20 if only attending Wednesday or Thursday (includes all programming, materials, books, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch).  Registration is requested and can be done by contacting Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email:

For forty years Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) has been educating young people with its award-winning Population Education program and informing on the benefits of stabilizing world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources.  Join Maxine Rudder, with Bluegrass PRIDE and a facilitator for Population Connection, on Tuesday, July 14th from 9am until 3pm CST as she leads you through a day of engaging and fun activities from the Population Connection curriculum!  Materials are geared towards 4th through 12th grade students, but those who work with other age levels are also welcome. Participants will walk away with plenty of new ideas and a variety of materials to take back to their site to use as well, so make plans to attend today as pre-registration is required.  Registration costs for attendance are $40, which includes all programming, materials, snacks and lunch.

 Did you know that there is an ever increasing link between connecting children with nature and improving their health and overall well-being?  If you’re looking to learn more about your can help improve children’s health using the outdoors while also incorporating nutrition and physical activity, you won’t want to miss the Wednesday, July 22nd We Can! Leaders Training.  This workshop, offered free of charge (although pre-registration is required), will help train leaders to help parents build and increase the knowledge, skills and support they need to help their children eat better and move more.  In the workshop, you’ll receive tools and tips for leading a 4-week series for parents of 8-13 year old children as well.  Registration is limited to 30 participants, and there is no fee charged to attend. To preregister, please contact Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at:  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, so please remember to pre-register!  Workshops times are from 8:30am 12 noon CST.
How much do you know about snakes?  Do they frighten or fascinate you?  Yes, whether your information is vast or you wish to learn more, here is a great program for you!  Join Jeff Hohman, biologist with East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), as he leads you in an exploration into the world of snakes in Kentucky.  Learn more about how to ID snakes, the role they play in the natural world around us and more!  Each person in attendance will also receive a free “Snakes of Kentucky” poster compliments of South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, so don’t miss out on this terrific outreach event!  The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd, at 7pm CST in the Visitor/Environmental Education auditorium at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.  There is no charge for attendance. 

For those who enjoy fly fishing or have ever wanted to learn, then

Saturday, July 25th, 2009 is the program for you!  Join members

from the Louisville, KY chapter of Trout Unlimited for a great

morning of introductory fly tying!  You’ll enjoy a fun-filled

morning of learning all the basics of fly tying from some great

instructors.  This class is designed for the novice or beginner.  The

event will start at 9:00am CST and will conclude at 12noon CST.  

There is no fee for the class; however, pre-registration is

REQUIRED to attend this event.  You may pre-register by

contacting Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda

Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email at:  

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud to sponsor educational workshops and events that help the public learn more about our incredible natural and cultural heritage.  For information on these or other programs at the hatchery, including how to register and/or how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email:

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