Although the summer may seem to be coming to an end with the start
of school, there is still plenty of time, and several great events, taking
place at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! So check out the
following and make plans to be a part of our hatchery happenings!
Join us on Saturday, August 7th, 2010 from 1p.m. – 3 p.m. CST as
the hatchery celebrates the birthday of one of the greatest outdoor
icons of all times – Smokey Bear! With cupcakes and free goodies,
bring your family and friends and stop in anytime from 1p.m. – 3 p.m.
CST for a chance to meet the birthday bear himself! You’ll also learn
more about the history of the real Smokey Bear and his campaign
message on forest fire prevention. There will be cake and plenty of
time to tour the hatchery, including the Visitor/Environmental
Education Center, so don’t miss out on all the fun!
Are you a teacher, nonformal educator, 4-H leader, Girl Scout/Boy
Scout volunteer, parent, etc looking to learn new engaging, fun
activities that incorporate both the environment and education? If so,
here is a workshop for you! Make plans to attend the Project WILD
Facilitator Workshop, set for Friday and Saturday, August 27th and
28th, 2010. This workshop is designed to train teachers and other
interested persons to lead Project WILD workshops. The goal of
Project WILD is for children and adults to develop problem solving
and decision-making skills about sharing the environment with
wildlife. The workshop will be from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST at the
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education
Center on Friday, August 27th, 2010 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
on Saturday, August 28th, 2010. Both days are required. The fee
to register is $30.00, which includes all programming, materials, books, meals and snacks. You may pre-register by contacting Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov.
Have you ever wanted to learn more about photography? Are you an
avid fan of the outdoors as well? If so, here is the perfect class for
you! Join us for an intermediate photography class designed for
nature enthusiasts with a fundamental understanding of photography.
You do not need elaborate or expensive equipment for this
workshop; however, a camera that allows manual settings will give
you more options. Just bring your digital camera, a tripod (if you have
one) and a love for the outdoors. You will receive instruction about
composition guidelines and how to use depth of field and shutter
speed to dramatically improve your photographs. Class will also
cover ethics of nature photography and creating a great outdoor
photograph. During a guided nature walk, you will have a hands-on
opportunity to photograph nature’s diverse beauty along the
Cumberland River. The workshop is set for Saturday, August 14th,
2010 and will begin at 8 a.m. CST and conclude at 12 p.m. CST.
The cost is $35.00, which includes all instructional materials and an 8
x 10 print of your favorite shot you took during the class. Participants
need to bring their own camera. Please contact Environmental
Education/Outreach Specialist Amanda Patrick at 270-343-3797 or
via email at Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov to register for the event.
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: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov