Monthly gatherings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, meeting locations will rotate between two locations (making it easier for families to attend) and there is NO cost for families and friends to be a part of the fun! A schedule of when, where and what theme is below, and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is also NOT required.
Odd Months Will Meet @
Wolf Creek NFH
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CST
Even Months Will Meet @
Jamestown Public Library
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CST
January 19th, 2010: Get Pepped Up and Pumped About the Outdoors!
Did you know that getting outside can be both FUN and healthy? Learn more as we kick off our Family Nature Club Series with activities and info from the
We Can! Program.
February 16th, 2010: FALL in LOVE with Nature!
Do animals have emotions? If you’ve asked this very question, come out for a special story adventure. Lots of yummy goodies will also be available as we learn more about the many ways animals show their feelings.
Match 16th, 2010: Camping 101
Ever wanted to know how to put up a tent, start a fire or just get over your fear of camping in the great outdoors? If so, check our this afternoon of camping basics for you and your family.
April 20th, 2010: TLC for Our T&E’s
Whether great or small, all plants and animals have a special place in our world. Learn more about the many threatened and endangered species and what you can do to make a difference.
May 18th, 2010: Awesome Amphibians!
With summer right around the corner, come out and learn more spring peepers, trilling toads and more by exploring the hatchery grounds, including our wetlands, to learn more about the beautiful sounds of the late spring evening!
June 15th, 2010: National Pollinator Week
Gardening, flowers, foods and more… what do they have in common? All rely on the power of pollinators! Come celebrate Pollinator Week and learn more about about these winged creatures and how to save them!
July 20th, 2010: Stream Hike and Exploration
Come prepared to flip over rocks and learn what makes a stream healthy! Wear old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and old, comfy sneakers with good tread! PLEASE: NO sandals or flip flops!
August 17th, 2010: Water, Water Everywhere!
Although it might be the dog days of summer, here’s a great event to learn more about a resource that is needed by us all: water! Activities, games and more await you and yours!
September 21st, 2010: Trout-tastic Fishing
Bring your family to enjoy an afternoon of fishing fun. All those 16 years of age and older need a fishing license, and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations apply. Poles, bait and fishing assistance will be available but please feel free to bring your own gear if you wish!
October 19th, 2010: Creepy, Crawly Critters!
Learning about science can be fun, and you’ll be sure to enjoy this afternoon of yucky, creepy, crawly fun! Enjoy some icky experiments, revolting recipes and creepy craft fun! Nature and science… a natural connection, and one that can be way cool!
November 16th, 2010: Great Backyard Night Hike
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the outdoor fun ends! Join in as we learn the various constellations present, enjoy some night hike activities and more.
December 21st, 2010: Holiday Habitat
With the holidays upon us, many people start to think about visits home to see family and friends. Yes we all start to crave our favorite “habitat” home, but people aren’t the only ones who need and love their habitat: Animals do too, and each one is unique! Come learn and share as we celebrate a home for the holidays for person, animals and plant alike!
Activities will be geared towards children ages 5 and up although any and all children are welcome. Additionally, it is requested that all children in attendance be accompanied by an adult. Families come in all forms too, so it may be friends, nieces and nephews with aunts and uncles, grandparents and grandchildren, etc. The program simply welcomes any and all families and friends who wish to be a part!
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is one of 14 hatcheries in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Southeast Fisheries Program. For information on the Family Nature Club or the hatchery, including how you can be involved as a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email (Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov).